On the Hazards of Tooth Picking

If you knew your life depended on your sitting on a toilet-seat cover and keeping the awful thing inside from bursting out, would you get up to reach for a toothpick? The answer is yes if a) you're in a horror movie; b) it's time for the first big blast-o-gore; and (c) you are played by Jason Lee, whose attempts at acting constitute their own special horror.

Virtually every horror film could be subtitled When Smart People Do Stupid Things. In a haunted house, they run up into the attic. In Dreamcatcher, Lee gets off the damn seat. Ka-bloom! Out pops...

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