movie deep thoughts
February 15, 2012
Last year during one of the House of Ty Film Festivals, we watched Dagon, which turned out to be a thoroughly worthwhile Lovecraft horror flick. But what struck me most was the end, the closing credit bits, when the horrifically brutalized main character and the Dagon priestess fall into the ocean together, and he discovers he can breathe underwater because he was destined to become the priestess’s consort, and they happily swim off together to the secret underwater city of Dagon.
And I thought holy cow this is exactly like the ending of Splash! (I tried to find a clip of the end of Dagon to show you just how similar they are, but alas, YouTube has failed me.)
What this means of course is that Madison the mermaid is a priestess of Dagon and the Tom Hanks character is in for a hell of a shock.
And then last night we were talking about The Black Hole, and we watched the end bit, the part where Maximilian and Dr. Reinhardt have become merged beings ruling over hell. And I realized something else: the is where the Event Horizon went! It went through the black hole to visit Maximilian/Reinhardt! “Hell is only a word! The reality is much, much worse!” (Gosh, how I hate that movie…)
The only conclusion I can draw is that all movies are actually part of the same movie.