Hidden Horror Behing Every Curtain In The Shining
Stanley Kubrick really rocked it in his adaptation of Stephen King’s extremely dark themes into The Shining. Somehow, Kubrick decided to add quite a bit of horror behind every scene with a curtain. For instance, when Jack phones Wendy to tell her that he nailed a job at the Overlook Hotel, a black curtain is seen covering the entrance.
In a later scene when the couple is shown where they’ll be staying at the hotel, viewers can spot another curtain dividing the bedroom from the living room. In several parts of the film, curtain scenes seem to be added and to make it even creepier.
Tarantino Sends A Special Message Through Kill Bill
In Kill Bill 1, Uma Thruman’s character completely destroys the Crazy 88 in a huge battle. In that scene though, there is a small detail that people might have missed in the blink of an eye.
When the character walks across the House of Blue Leaves, we are able to see the Onitsuka Tiger Tai Chi shoes. While this is only visible for a brief moment, viewers should be able to identify the message FU*K U written on the soles.
Nina’s Many Hallucinations In The Black Swan
Black Swan was not an easy film to watch for so many reasons, but it was also a memorable piece of art that went on to earn several award nominations and many wins. There is no doubt that the film has some very confusing messages, as telling the story of a paranoid-schizophrenic ballerina spiraling out of control is not something particularly easy to do.
In the club scene in specific, there are many moments that include Nina’s hallucinations which pass fairly quickly before anyone notices them. For a second, it either looks like she is dancing with the club director (who was not there) or she is looking at different versions of herself, which strongly hints at Nina’s complicated state of mind.
Characters Hiding In Milholland Drive
Mulholland Drive is one of David Lynch’s most acclaimed movies, which has obviously resulted in many fans taking deeper looks at it and analyzing several scenes. Every single time someone takes a bit of a deeper look into it, they discover something new.
One of these details is that Lynch decided to mess around with the film’s viewers by hiding characters in plain sight. In one particular scene, where Rita and Betty enter a theater, if we look close enough we should be able to see Laura Palmer and Ronette Pulaski of the Twin Peaks movie.
The Fight Club Is Brought Up In The Social Network
The Social Network tells the story of how Facebook came to be the empire it is today, told from a controversial angle that sparked many conversations. But of course, the film’s director, David Fincher, who was also the director for Fight Club, decided to add a bit of an easter egg in the film.
In a scene where Zuckerberg is sitting on his computer, viewers should be able to see a folder named “Tyler Durden’s Photos.” Fans who were able to see it were probably excited to see this reference to such a classic.
Hedwig’s Name In Harry Potter Was Given After The Name Of A Saint
It’s not a secret that in the Harry Potter universe, every wizard or witch has to have a trusted pet alongside their journey. And as we know, Harry was given the majestic owl named Hedwig, who would do anything necessary to protect the legendary wizard.
At some point, Hedwig even sacrifices her own life to protect Harry. In the books, it’s said that Hewdwig’s name was given after a medieval witch or wizard when the truth is that her name is actually the same one as the patron saint of orphaned and abandoned children.
A Reference To Comic Books In Ant-Man
The Marvel universe has so many hidden messages that we might have not yet discovered some of them at this point. One of these subliminal messages is found in Ant-Man, when the villain, Darren Cross, actually makes reference to the comic books. He claims that a miniature superhero working in secret is nothing more than “propaganda, Tales to Astonish.”
Though this was obviously not true, the line hinted at the superhero’s origin story which is a big plus for most viewers who went on to investigate further about it.
Telling Number Plates In Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
By now we have learned that maybe it’s a little bit worth it to pay more attention to what random number plates say in the movies we watch. In Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, several characters’ number plates have something to do with the car owner’s personalities.
For example, Ferris’ mother’s number plate reads VCTN (vacation), while his dad’s says MMOM (which means, Mr. Mom). Cameron’s father’s Ferrari on the other hand reads NRVOUS, which really fits his nervous character.
Tarantino’s Movie Within A Movie Reference In Jackie Brown
Quentin Tarantino is pretty known to love connecting different films from his own universe. In one of the legendary director’s most underrated movies, he adds a movie within a movie moment that only he could pull off. In the scene where Ma Cherry is walking out of a movie theater in Jackie Brown, we can hear the movie credits in the background.
While we don’t recognize it right away, when the movie credits for the actual film are revealed at the end of the movie, we realize that Max Cherry was actually watching Jackie Brown.
Die Hard’s Fatherly Love Message Thorough A Teddy Bear
Those who are familiar with Die Hard’s John McClane will know that even though he can be pretty tough, he is also a very gentle soul.
Apparently, he has a way of symbolizing fatherhood in his films that is simple and cute, which is through the use of a bear. In the film, McClaine files to LA for Christmas and brings with him a big teddy bear for his daughter. The movie’s director is known to use teddy bears as a symbol of fatherly love in many of his movies, and often finds a way of adding it to a scene or two.
Dodgeball Hinted At A Very Popular Show
Movies like Dodgeball aren’t your obvious ones for a hidden message or two. That is because most viewers usually just enjoy what happens on the surface of the movie refraining from digging too deep. However, the movie’s director managed to add one small message.
His reference to a battle between the Average Joe’s Gym against the “bad guys” in what looks like a David and Goliath type of battle, is actually a reference towards G.O. Joe, who was a fighter in the crime organization, Cobra.
Avatar Criticizes The Country
Avatar was one of the biggest films of its time, taking James Cameron to really take advantage of his platform in order to send some very important political messages to his viewers.
In the part where there is an attempt to take over Pandora and to use its resources to basically trample over the Na’vi, it’s not too hard to understand what type of criticism he is making there, with his focus being on the US.
An Inappropriate Message In The Rescuers
The Rescuers was released in 1977 by Disney, featuring an animated film about some mice who join forces to rescue a kidnapped girl. In one particular scene, Bianca and Bernard are flying on top of an albatross called Orville, and the image of something completely unsuitable to children comes up.
A photo of a nude woman was somehow superimposed on several windows within the frame, and well, the response that the scene got from viewers wasn’t very positive.
Neo Was Being Watched The Whole Time In The Matrix
In addition to license plates with several biblical meanings, The Matrix also had other interesting references. For example, there was this cool detail and reference to the first Matrix film in Matrix Reloaded.
When Neo meets the Architect of the Matrix, he finds out that he had been watching him the entire time. This proved what had already been mentioned in the first film when Neo was kidnapped by agents and viewers were able to see him being interrogated on several surveillance monitors.
Eric and Ursula’s Wedding In The Little Mermaid Had Some Special Guests
We may be used to seeing different Pixar universes combined into one film, but when Disney does it, it’s not necessarily as expected. In The Little Mermaid, during Eric’s wedding Ursula, the sea witch, you’ll actually be able to spot a number of interesting guests from the Pixar world.
It’s probably obvious that we’re talking about the one and only King and Duke from Cinderella, who were apparently invited to the wedding.
Could Anakin Skywalker Be Jesus In Star Wars?
Many fans of Star Wars believe that the film was a commentary towards the story of Jesus. Anakin Skywalker, also known as “the chosen one”, often demonstrated some of the deadly sins throughout the film, including anger and pride, which contributed to the dark path he eventually took.
Luke, on the other hand, never loses faith in his father, and it’s his faith that results in Anakin redeeming himself, and even sacrificing his life for his son.
Scorese Hints Towards Who Will Die Next In The Departed
Something about The Departed keeps viewers constantly on their feet, be it because the film is action-driven, or perhaps because the characters just drop like flies unexpectedly.
And though this may be a reason for some anxiety to some viewers, the film actually hints at who is about to drop next. Scorsese decided to place X’s throughout the film, giving us a hint on who was about to die. Yet, because most viewers didn’t notice this, they weren’t actually able to follow through with the major spoiler.
The Wizard Of Oz Represents Religion Or Atheism?
Many people interpreted the Wizard of Oz from a religious point of view, and to be completely honest, it makes some sense. After all, Dorothy and her friends go on a long path seeking some sort of enlightenment from the Wizard (who represents a godlike figure).
However, since the film’s main message ends up being the fact that “power comes from within” and not from God, some groups in Tennesse actually wanted to get the book banned due to its “anti-religious” message.
X-Men Movies’ Mutants Represent An Important Struggle
In the X-Men movies, the Mutants’ struggle represents the many difficulties that different minorities experience in life, with particular attention to the LGBT community. This topic is extremely close to the director’s heart, who identifies as part of the community.
So in the film, the mutants’ powers develop around the time they are teenagers, and there are even some scenes in the film with the mutants “coming out” about being mutants to their parents.
Aliens Brought Up The Vietnam War On Screen
After the huge success of Alien, James Cameron decided to create a sequel that brings up the Vietnam War to the screen. Apparently, he used imagery that was supposed to “smoothly” resemble images of the war, which would in turn make viewers a little bit anxious.
Whenever really confident troops went in, they would end up becoming sitting ducks, while people felt completely helpless off-screen, just like it happened during the widely televised war.
Could HYDRA From Captain America Be A Reference To The Illuminati?
Captain America fans know exactly what the evil organization of HYDRA is. But because of the similarities between both organizations, some people claim that HYDRA is a reference to the Illuminati secret society, including being connected to the Nazis during WWII.
Some also say that Captain America’s stance somehow represents an Illuminati symbol, the double-V. Whether that’s true or not, that’s up to each viewer to decide.
The Oranges In The Godfather Are A Prediction To Death
If you pay attention the next time you watch the classic film, The Godfather, you’ll realize that it’s no coincidence that oranges appear every single time something really bad happens in the film. They either foreshadow attacks against the family or even deaths in several scenes throughout the movie.
Though the filmmakers claimed that the oranges were just there as an addition to the set design, the coincidence is too big to be untrue.