Scaring people is hard. Scaring New Yorkers is even harder.

It's clear that the folks behind the prank in the video above know a thing or two about how to successfully freak out even the most skeptic seen-it-alls. And what they execute is as impressive as anything you'd find on a high-budget Hollywood set.

The skilled pranksters constructed a fake wall inside West Village coffee shop 'Snice Cafe in NYC, installing a cable and pulley that send an stuntman unsuspecting patron flying up into the air. Chairs, books, and tables are all remotely controlled, giving the illusion that a young woman's anger-induced, out-of-control telekinesis is behind a room full of moving objects.

Anger? Telekinesis? A young woman? Hmmm.

If this all sounds suspiciously timed with and thematically linked to the release of the new "Carrie," then you're on to something. The folks behind the horror re-imagining set up the crazy prank as a way of getting the word out about the movie. And look, it worked!

"Carrie," starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore, hits theaters on October 18.
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