New Twilight Reportedly Causes Seizures
Birthing scene too intense for epileptics
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Nov 25, 2011 8:24 AM CST
In this image released by Summit Entertainment, Kristen Stewart, right, and Robert Pattinson are shown in a scene from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1."   (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Andrew Cooper)

(Newser) Twilight, Breaking Dawn: Part One might be just a bit too sparkly for epilepsy sufferers. Several people have reportedly developed seizures during the film’s infamous birthing scene, as red, black, and white flash across the screen, ABC News reports. In one case, a Sacramento-area man convulsed so violently that paramedics were called in, and the rest of the screening was canceled.

Movie theaters are prime spots for inducing seizures. “The trouble with theaters, it’s dark, the lights flashing in there is more like a strobe light,” explains one neurologist. “It’s like a light switch going off, because it hits your brain all at once.”

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Nov 27, 2011 4:18 AM CST
Not at all surprising. I almost had a brain aneurysm while reading Twilight.
Nov 26, 2011 8:01 AM CST
"WARNING!! Watching this movie may be hazardous to your health, besides being a waste of time and money!" (NO REFUNDS!)
Nov 26, 2011 1:32 AM CST
LOL My mother worked 20 years in labor & delivery and said she would see husbands lose their cool over births all the time.