New Twilight Reportedly Causes Seizures

Birthing scene too intense for epileptics
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2011 8:24 AM CST
Scene From Twilight Causing Seizures in Theaters
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)

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.” (Read more Twilight stories.)

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