“LOS ANGELES — “Breaking Dawn” is causing some moviegoers to tremble — and not in delight at the sight of a shirtless Robert Pattinson.
The penultimate installment of the “Twilight Saga” series of vampire movies — which opened Nov. 18 — has reportedly caused seizures in at least two audience members.
Roseville, California, resident Brandon Gephart claims thatthe film’s birthing scene — which in addition to graphic gore contains blasts of blinding light — triggered an incident when he attended the movie, causing him to convulse.
Gephart’s girlfriend, Kelly Bauman, tells Sacramento station CBS 13 that Gephart suddenly began convulsing during the scene. Gephart claims that he blanked out, and only remembers waking up on the theater floor. According to Bauman, he was “convulsing, snorting, trying to breathe.”
Gephart, who was transported by paramedics to a hospital emergency room, is seeking help from a specialist.
When the birthing scene came on the screen, “(My 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.”
The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said he has no memory of the incident.
“I didn’t really remember what happened after that. I think I blacked out. According to her, I was shaking and mumbling different noises,” he said.
Moreover, when they returned the next day to retrieve the man’s cell phone, they were told that another audience member had experienced the same thing.”
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