5 Insane Fan Theories That Will Completely Change The Way You Look At Classic Horror Films
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Dedicated fans of the horror genre have gone beyond the screen to create their own interpretations of classic horror films, leading to some truly mind-boggling fan theories. These theories challenge conventional narratives and, if true, turn everything you know upside down.
Here are 5 insane fan theories that will make you question your favorite horror films.
The Blair Witch Can Manipulate Time
The idea that the Blair Witch can manipulate time and space is in keeping with the supernatural and mysterious nature of the legend within the movie. It could explain the strange occurrences and disorienting experiences the group has, as well as the fact that they never encounter the witch directly.
If we accept this theory, the final time shift that transports the tapes of the main characters to before the construction of the cabin is a clever twist, suggesting that the Blair Witch's influence extends not only to the past but also to the recording of events.
Pelle Killed Dani’s Family
Ari Aster's Midsommar doesn't hide Pelle's connection to the Hårga community and his desire for Dani to join them, which could indeed suggest that he had a manipulative agenda from the beginning.
If we consider the possibility that Pelle had a hand in the deaths of Dani's family, it fits with his goal of keeping her emotionally vulnerable and isolated, making her more susceptible to the cult's influence.
Ash Has Mental Problems
This insane theory claims that Ash Williams from Sam Raimi 's cult classic The Evil Dead franchise suffered a complete mental breakdown in the middle of Evil Dead II. This breakdown is attributed to the horrific events at the infamous cabin, triggered by the demons he and his girlfriend unwittingly unleashed.
As a result, Ash's psyche is irreversibly shattered, and everything that follows — especially in the Army of Darkness — exists solely within the confines of his fractured consciousness.
Halloween’s Dr. Loomis Is Psycho's Sam Loomis
The idea that the Sam Loomis character from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and John Carpenter's Halloween could be the same person certainly sounds intriguing. According to the theory, Sam Loomis from Psycho turned to psychiatry after surviving the events of the movie and eventually began working at Smith's Grove Sanitarium in Haddonfield, where he took under his wing the Norman Bates-like Michael Myers.
Laurie Strode Helped Michael Myers Escape
The theory is that Laurie may have played a pivotal role in Michael Myers' escape and subsequent return in the reboot trilogy. In The Halloween 2018, an intoxicated Laurie is shown sitting in her car, watching as Michael is loaded onto the prison bus.
According to this theory, while Michael may have had a hand in the bus crash, Laurie may also have been involved, albeit unintentionally. And if this were true, it would mean that Laurie inadvertently started the chain of events that led to Michael's resurrection.