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Hi, Bryan Here….
Since the release of the ‘Project X’ film; there have been several reports of real parties that have inspired some real teens across the country to do the same thing with tragic consequences. There has been reports and stories of teens breaking into vacant homes and throwing these wild parties and most recently, one party turned deadly for one teenager.
ABC reports that a spring break rave in a Houston mansion that was meant to emulate a movie turned deadly early Wednesday morning after several attendees fired guns, killing one person as police tried to break up the party. The party, which attracted between 500 and 1,000 guests, was meant to copy the party thrown in “Project X”. The unidentified male victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died at Ben Taub General Hospital.
Daniel Menjivara, a 22-year-old college student, said “Project X” and the fact it was spring break were the reasons he and many others attended the Houston house party. Menjivara said he was “the exception” at the party and was surprised to find the crowd was mostly composed of teenagers. “The house got pretty full. You could barely move around,” he said.
Trash cans full of spiked punch were set out for partygoers. Wet foam blanketed the floor. Women who wore bathing suits were granted free entry to the party, according to the flyer. News of the party spread quickly on Facebook and Twitter, attracting a large turnout to the home, which is surrounded by a field. It’s not clear if it is occupied during the day. The nearest neighbor is down the street. Around midnight, police responded to a noise disturbance at the home and shut down the party.
“Kids took to the streets, but the parking lot was overpacked so you couldn’t get out,” Menjivar said. “It was just people in the actual street. They got into arguments and started shooting each other.” The gunman was just walking, and he pulled out a gun and started shooting, like for no reason,” Armstrong said. “He shot the boy in the back of the head and fell on the ground. He started shooting at the crowds, but then he ran through the field.
There are also instances of this popping up in Florida and Michigan. This is nothing new people. Teens have been doing this forever. While ‘Project X’ might show in an insane party, the characters in the story are terrible. They are completely not redeemable in any way and unlikable. Even the parents are horrible people. It seems from most of these reports of inspired parties from the movie, they all seem to take place in vacant and foreclosed homes.