But are they really dead?
March 7, 2005 10:56 AM Subscribe
A friend recently posed this question, and I had no answer: How come movies always have blood trickling out of the mouth to show that someone is really dead? Does death by physical trauma always cause internal bleeding and your lungs to fill up with blood and eventually work its way out of your mouth?
Or is it just that a trickle of blood from the mouth is more dramatic than just a dead stare?
posted by arielmeadow to health & fitness (18 answers total)