10 Brilliantly Crazy Movie Fan Theories

Are there Autobots in the Bible?

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In the flash flood of reviews that accompanied The Exorcist’s enormous success, director William Friedkin noticed one that claimed the film was really a homosexual wet dream where the two priests are lovers who have to destroy the little girl in order to consummate their love.

“I thought that was brilliant,” Friedkin said. “It had nothing to do with anything I intended, but I guess it’s a totally valid analysis.”

Fast forward a few years and such theories are a dime a dozen, seemingly spat out by computer to greet each new release. Did you know that Jack from Titanic is really a time traveler? Or that Spice World promotes white supremacy? Surely you realized that Alien: Covenant was an anti-Semitic allegory?

By the time we reach the theory that James Bond is really a Time Lord who keeps regenerating, however, anyone who isn’t a graduate of Coconut University has to concede that we have left valid analysis far behind and shifted into the realm of high fantasy, producing theories that have all the truth of daydreams.

Theories just like the following, in fact.

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Ian Watson is the author of 'Midnight Movie Madness', a 600+ page guide to "bad" movies from 'Reefer Madness' to 'Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead.'