…a scene in the latest installment has reportedly been causing viewers across the country to have seizures.
Several instances of people saying they have developed seizures during the tense birthing scene in “Breaking Dawn: Part One” have been reported. The in-theater seizures, also known as photosensitive epilepsy, are thought to be a result of the bright flashing of red, black and white during the film’s nerve-wracking scene.
But, there may be more to this. The io9 article notes something a bit different:
Jim Lee, who tweeted, “Had to step out of Breaking Dawn…our 11 year old son literally threw up during the birthing scene.” Lee claims that this was a physiological reaction to the events onscreen (“He said the crunching noises during birth got to him”) but that incident just sounds like your average preteen’s protest to being dragged to a Twilight film.
This has happened before. Behold: the Pokemon panic of 1997. Are there “hallmarks of mass hysteria here”? I wonder how many more episodes we will see. It may not be all seizures but a gross-out reaction that gets lumped into to a single cause.
Either way, I’ll be skipping this flick, for many reasons.