New Twilight Reportedly Causes Seizures

Birthing scene too intense for epileptics

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 25, 2011 8:24 AM CST

(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.”

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.
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)
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