"'Breaking Dawn' Causing Seizures in Moviegoers?" (From MSN Entertainment)

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in "Breaking Dawn, Part 1"
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'Breaking Dawn' Causing Seizures in Moviegoers?

By Tim Kenneally

"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.

Hardly the numbers of fainting viewers of last year's "127 Hours," but still...

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Roseville, California, resident Brandon Gephart claims that the 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, but according to Bauman, he was "convulsing, snorting, trying to breathe.

Gephart, who was transported by paramedics to the emergency room, is seeking help from a specialist.

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Meanwhile, a Utah woman told Salt Lake City's ABC 4 News that her husband experienced similar symptoms while viewing the movie last week.

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.


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Comment by Marilyn Valva on November 25, 2011 at 7:00pm

My 13 yr. old grandson said he wasn't feeling got up and left his seat and passed out right outside the theater doors. It was from the flashing lights in the beginning of the birthing scene. It wasn't the gore or blood as he didn't really see that part. He has rug burns on his face, hand and legs from hitting the floor so hard. He came home pale, sweating, eyes dilated and nauseous. He does however suffer from sensory processing disorder, so it made sense to us.

Comment by barbaracorker on November 25, 2011 at 7:15pm

Then why did Marilyn Valva take a child with a "sensory processing disorder " to see this movie? Is she a fan or did he want to see it. Does he play games on his computer or see Harry Potter or horror movies at all?

For fans who read,reread,these books, we love the movie, did you see how much money it made over the weekend. Looks like somwone wants a piece of the action.$$$$$$

The Twilight Saga is fanbased, we know it is fiction,we wish it well because it makes us happy:)

Comment by FuzzyWolfLuvJBJ on November 25, 2011 at 7:57pm

Ahh to the lady from Utah why would you kneel in front of your husband and slap him?

It isn't surprising it caused seizures theres a disease that I dont remember what its called that when lots of flashing happens it triggers seizures so why would u see TWILIGHT.... Some people really arn't smart. 

Comment by Marilyn Valva on November 25, 2011 at 11:46pm

First of all barbaracorker, He has read all the books twice! He has seen the other movies and yes he plays video games. We had no idea that the scene would even cause a problem as I didn't really even notice it when I saw it. He went with his stepfather to see it, and we had no idea he would react to it he never has before had a problem with movies. Fiber optics and christmas lights bother him too.

Comment by Popescu Andreea Roxana on November 25, 2011 at 11:49pm

of FuzzyWolf you are so right ,people arn't smart at all,it's not twilight's fault that people are sick,they should stay home

Comment by Marilyn Valva on November 25, 2011 at 11:54pm

If you people would Read you would see that these people are healthy and had never had a problem before. They are blaming Summit or suing or anything remotely like that. It's just a fluke it happened so stop judging.


Comment by Cassidy Dawn Novotny on November 26, 2011 at 12:32am
I'm appalled u guys are blaming the people who had seizures, I'm not blaming twilight at all or anything like that, but it was no ones falt, the only one who is wrong is when u think anyone could predict this, or when u blame someone for it happening!
Comment by Krystal on November 26, 2011 at 12:34am
Nobody saidanything negative in regards to the movies, sometimes things happen. It's not like they took these people to a rave, who would think it would cause a problem? Epilepsy can be tricky, nothing and nobody can really be blamed.
Comment by Cassidy Dawn Novotny on November 26, 2011 at 12:35am
And shouldn't it be "shirtless Taylor Lautner!?
Comment by TeamEdwardForever<333!!=) on November 26, 2011 at 9:26am

ok. this is insane. like really? what are they going to do? sue Summit now?


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