Movies are used to bring real life experiences to the big screen, but there are many lines that get crossed and perceptions blurred that can taint the opinion and view regarding various beliefs. Some scary movies deal with subjects including ESP, Satan worship, as well as the Antichrist. Below you will find a few common themes compared to real-life experiences.
The Movie: The Sixth Sense
This movie deals with a nine-year old boy, Cole Sear, who often displays a frightened state, which upsets his mother, who cannot figure out what is wrong with him. In the movie, the boy confesses what he is dealing with to a psychiatrist, played by Bruce Willis. The secret is that he is able to see dead people wherever he goes.
The Real Deal
The title of the movie deals with ESP, which is the ability to see events in other places and times. This is often referred to as clairvoyance, as well as having a “second sight.” Some people exhibit the ability to detect things that others cannot pick up on, which is also called aura reading. Telepathy is the ability to communicate with people from a distance. When a person can communicate with spirits and ghosts, this is referred to as performing a sÃ©ance or being a medium, as well as spirit walking. When other dimensions are dealt with, this is called astral projection. ESP, which stands for extra sensory perception, also refers to the ability that psychics claim to possess. Well-known psychics throughout the years have included: Madame Blavatsky, Arthur Ford, Uri Geller, John Edwards, Jeanne Dixon or Sylvia Browne.
The Movie: Rosemary’s Baby
Roman Polanski’s 1968 movie provided entertainment and thought-provoking scenes throughout the movie, which dealt with a woman who suspects her pregnancy is part of a satanic ritual. The main character, Rosemary, played by Mia Farrow, deals with odd dreams and hearing weird noises as she waits for the birth of her child within her apartment. The movie goes on to reveal that she has been chosen to birth the Devil.
The Real Deal
There is a practice that is called “Sadistic Ritual Abuse,” which refers to worship that includes the use of children, pregnancy and babies to carry out their beliefs. Many believe that satanic cults throughout the United States practice human sacrifices, but there have been few proven cases that deal with the practice of “Sadistic Ritual Abuse.” Often, it is found that fundamentalist religious groups are responsible for such acts.
The Movie: The Omen
Here you will find one of the first movies to deal with the subject of the Antichrist as being a living being on Earth. It is especially disturbing that the main character takes the form of a small child named Damian. The movie deals with the switch of a baby born to an American Ambassador with that of a boy born of a jackal.
The Real Deal
In texts, the Antichrist is referred to as being a person, image or other form that represents evil and distrust. This form is then hidden under the guise of being good, positive or truthful. Throughout history, there have been many people who have been referred to as being the Antichrist. When looking through Christian and Jewish writings, the Emperor Nero was referred many times as being the Antichrist. This can be found within the Book of Revelation. During the 1600’s, it was believed that Peter the Great, a czar in Russia was the Antichrist, due to the way he treated the Orthodox Church. In the early 1900’s, a woman who believed Rasputin (an advisor to the czar and czarina of Russia), was the Antichrist, stabbed him.