A scene in the latest installment of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 has some doctors worried after the film has reportedly caused several people to have seizures.
According to reports the birthing scene in the movie has caused in-theater seizures known as photosensitive epilepsy. It’s believed that the bright flashing of red and black colors is causing the incidents.
According to experts who spoke with CBS Sacramento:
The red, white and black imagery that flashes quickly during the scene could trigger photosensitive epilepsy. “It’s like a light going off because it hits your brain all at once,” Dr. Michael G. Chez says. “The trouble with theaters is that they’re so dark, the light flashing in there is more like a strobe light.”
Brandon Gephart, a recent seizure victim who was attending the movie with his wife told ABC News that he began “convulsing, snorting, [and] trying to breathe,” while watching the movie last week. Gephart says he doesn’t remember the incident but awoke on the theater floor and was eventually taken to the hospital by paramedics.
Other incidents with similar results have been experienced all over the country, in one case a wife in Utah said her husband:
“Started mumbling and he was blinking on and off with his eyes at that point. I was kneeling in front of him slapping his face.”
That couple says they left the theater and upon returning the next day they heard that the same strange event had happened to another girl in the same movieplex.