Another alleged "Project X" party in Houston went from fun to fatal in a matter of seconds. After the invitation went viral on Facebook and Twitter, almost 1,000 people showed up, and while police were trying to break it up, one party goer started shooting. Ryan Spikes, an 18-year-old high school senior and star football player, was killed.
In response to the "Project X" copycat parties, Warner Bros., the studio that distributed the film, told ABC News in a statement:
"These incidents are deplorable and it goes without saying that "Project X" is a fictional movie and that Warner Bros. does not condone--and strongly discourages—anyone from attempting to imitate conduct portrayed by actors in a controlled environment during the filming of a motion picture."
But even if teens can be persuaded NOT to try this at home, for many of the kids turning out in force to see "Project X" this weekend, throwing a part when your parents are away seems like a rite of passage. And Hollywood seems to agree. A "Project X" sequel is already in the works.