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.


  1. Anonymous9:46 pm

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

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

  3. Anonymous10:12 am

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

  4. Anonymous4:45 pm

    Have a good Xmas.

  5. Anonymous6:12 pm

    Happy new year !

  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.