01 November 2006

There was a small article in yesterday's The London Paper about Saw III and how since it's release in the UK, ambulances have been called to three different cinemas to treat a total of 5 people (4 women, 1 man) who've fainted during torture scenes in the film.

Obviously the paper brands the movie ridiculously scary, but, actually, a closer read reveals something else. The cinemas in which people have fainted are in Stevenage, Cambridge and Peterborough - leading me to conclude that there's nothing wrong with the film; East Anglians are just wimps.

Being of East Anglian descent myself, when I go see it I suppose I'd better wear a crash helmet in case I fall off my chair. I did after all faint at Watership Down aged 5.

6 comments:

  1. Hmm. If East Anglicans are wimps then what are Episcopalians?

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  2. Lol! East Anglians (no "C")

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  3. Hmmm, I smell a rat here... publicity... moral panic spring to mind.

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  4. Have a good Xmas.

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  5. Happy new year !

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  6. People probably faint at all kinds of movies--just because people sometimes faint. Maybe they need a sandwich, or a nap, y'know? Only when it's a horror movie, the film's publicists have reason to trumpet the story to sell tickets.

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