This was back when I went to see 1408 in theaters. There was a couple next to me where the guy got to be the big man because his girlfriend was scared. Every time she said something to the effect of being scared he gave her a kiss and said “You’re so cute.” Seeing as this was a pretty scary movie this happened CONSTANTLY. The thing is that since the movie was genuinely scary and suspenseful a lot of the time, you could tell the audience was getting antsy. I think one of their coping methods to deal with this was to TALK A LOT. So yeah, lots of running commentary and generally asinine comments. Maybe I just shouldn’t watch scary movies in theaters anymore.