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Published:August 29th, 2014 11:35 EST

Change.Org Petition Seeks to Ban Life Alert Commercials: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A new petition is aiming to get medical alert system manufacturing Life Alert to pull its new commercials from airwaves for being too scary.


The controversial ad portrays an eerily empty house, with slow, heavily filtered tracking shots and emotionally manipulative sound effects. The camera ominously creeps toward a flight of basement stairs, as an elderly woman desperately cries out for help while her neighbor in the seemingly affluent area obliviously plays with two dogs and the mailman."


If this commercial were a movie it would be rated " R" for pure unmitigated terror.

This commercial has given me nightmares; I wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat screaming: I`ve Fallen and I Can`t Get Up!

I`m afraid that when I get old I will fall down a flight of stairs and slowly die from starvation and my painful injuries, and I don`t even have any freaking stairs in my house.

For God`s sake people, sign the petition, let`s get this horrible commercial banned from the airwaves.

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