The other night, I was watching Mirrors with Kiefer Sutherland. It was about 9:30 pm. I booted my laptop to check email at about the time the woman’s reflection rips her bottom jaw off. My mother, who normally loves horror moves, grabbed the remote and turned over to The Equalizer. She stated Mirrors was too gory before bed.
As she is saying this, Denzel Washington’s character is stabbing a guy under his chin with a corkscrew. This exchange then takes place:
Mom: Yes it was too gory, she ripped her face off.
Me: Not her, her reflection and it was just the bottom jaw.
Mom: But she couldn’t stop it from happening.
Me: Well the obviously the Russian guy can’t stop Denzel from killing him with a corkscrew, but you aren’t complaining about that.
Mom: It’s not as gory.
Me: His mouth is being forced apart by the corkscrew as he drowns in his own blood. How is that not as gory.
Mom: It’s just different.
In reality, the difference was Kiefer Sutherland v. Denzel Washington. She’s a bigger fan of Denzel. If his reflection ripped off his bottom jaw, it would have been different too.
See, it’s moments like these that inspire me. Now, I want to prove that pulling one’s bottom jaw off is no different than stabbing them with a corkscrew. And because that’s what I do for a living, I’m sure it’s going to come up in book… possibly very soon.