Top 15 Creepiest Movie Theories That Make Sense

Top 15 Creepiest Movie Theories That Make Sense


Before we get started, these theories may
contain spoilers. 15. Willy Wonka is a Serial Killer Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was a beloved
novel and movie for children and adults alike. Of course, as should be expected, a dark theory
was brewed by several fans that Willy Wonka was actually a depraved serial killer. The theory states that Wonka, after having
lived decades in solitude, grew mad over time. He was also livid about his competitors going
such great lengths to spy on his recipes and ideas. As a result of betrayal and madness, Wonka
orchestrated a complex plan to kill children in the community, as a form of revenge. Wonka purposefully led each child to the horrible
accidents they experienced by paying close attention to their personalities and downfalls. This was how the Oompa Loompas had a planned
song for every accident, despite it allegedly happening out of the blue. Furthermore, Wonka knew from the beginning
that Charlie would be the only one to not completely break his trust. After he exacted his revenge he planned to
pass along his dark and devious chocolate empire to Charlie, to carry on his legacy
of both murder and candy making. This is clearly a bit of a stretch, but seeing
some darker moments of Gene Wilders portrayal of the questionable Candy King gives this
eerie theory a bit of validity. 14. Inception This layered trip of a film has countless
theories floating around all over the web. One of the more popular theories, though,
comes from the cliff hanging scene that the movie ends on. For those that have seen the flick, you know
that when venturing into dreamland, Cobb uses a totem to confirm he is actually dreaming. This same totem is used in the real world
to help Cobb keep a grip on reality and assure he hasn’t died in a dream. Throughout the entire film we are made to
believe that Cobb’s totem is a spinning top. If he is awake the top eventually stops spinning
and falls over, but in a dream it just continues to spin until he stops it. At the end of the movie, as Cobb questions
if he is awake, alive, dreaming, dead or in some sick limbo – he spins the totem on a
table. The camera zooms into the top but the film
ends just before it stops spinning. Viewers are left wondering if it ever stopped
or if Cobb was in a dreamstate. This ending sparked a lot of conversation,
and theories around Cobbs fate. However, an opposing theory actually suggests
that Cobb’s totem wasn’t the top at all, it was his wedding ring. In the real world, Cobb doesn’t wear his
wedding ring. He does wear it when in dreams, though. He even seems to fidget with the ring when
unsure of his surroundings. At the end of the film, as Cobb spins the
top you can clearly see he is wearing his wedding ring. This would suggest that Cobb was in a dream. Of course, this leaves the question, why even
spin the top? Most claim it was just an extra precaution
against his totem, as it wasn’t unlikely for Cobb to be more paranoid than others. Then again, it could’ve just been done for
cinematic reasons. Either way, this theory leaves you wondering
if you’re awake or living in a very convincing dream. Check your totems. 13. Doc Brown’s Suicide According to this fan theory, during the first
test of the Delorean, Doc Brown was read to die. Just before the first test Doc Brown explains
that all of his past experiments have been failures and that he was ready to give up
on his life’s work if this one didn’t succeed. If you’re looking deep enough, a mad scientist
facing a lifetime of failed experiments would likely be depressed enough to end it all on
the off chance things didn’t work out. Allegedly, when he claimed he was ready to
end his life’s work, his life was included in that statement. This is why during the test he stands in front
of the car, so that if things don’t kick into proper gear he will be put out of his
misery on the spot. Luckily, the test is a major success and through
his adventures with Marty he finds a new meaning for life. There are of course, other much darker theories
that Doc wanted to kill Marty with him. But for now that’s stick to this theory
that still has a good ending, and sheds some positive light on Doc. 12. Harry Potter Fantasy The Harry Potter franchise which spans over
several novels and film adaptations is a story many may know. Even if you’re not a member of the massive
fandom, you’ve likely still got an idea that it’s the magical tale of a young Wizard. The story begins with Harry, the protagonist,
living in a small storage space beneath a staircase. He lives with his aunt and uncle and receives
very little attention and no affection at all. The number of theories out there about the
series is infinite. From small details, to skipped lines in the
book, to possible backstories of major characters – this fandom has covered it all. One of the much darker theories, though, is
that none of it is real. A common theory for any great work is that
it’s all in the imagination of the protagonist but in this case it actually seems likely. The theory suggests that Hogwarts, Ron, Hermione,
and the adventures that take place are all just stories Harry has made up in his head. Harry lives in what is basically an abusive
household. He’s forced under the stairs, hidden from
the family and any possible guests and he doesn’t even get to attend school with other
children. This type of isolation could easily lead to
mental disorders which would make vivid delusions possible. Even without a mental disorder, a child living
a life of such solitude would make up fun stories in their mind just to pass time and
find some joy in their loneliness. Other similar theories claim that the story
is about Harry’s descent into madness, and that Hogwarts is actually his perception of
a mental asylum he gets sent to. All of the big magical battles are metaphors
for Harry fighting off his mental illness. Afterall, it’s more plausible than witchcraft
and wizardry. Then again it’s much more likely that author
J.K Rowling just had a great idea about wizards and rolled with it. 11. Peter Pan This classic Disney tale is heart-warming,
fun and magical. Anyone that has seen the film, though, must
admit there’s always been something a little unsettling about the lost boys. A group of children on a faraway island, forced
to never grow up and live without parental observation for what we can only assume is
eternity? It’s a bit morbid on it’s own. This theory really strengthens that tone. According to this theory, Peter Pan is the
angel of death that helps children cross into the afterlife. The Lost Boys are, of course children stuck
in a limbo before they can move on to the afterlife. There’s even a theory that the fairies,
such as tinkerbell are children too, or other angels. J.M Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, even
admitted that the character as based on his brother David who died when he was a child. Furthermore, he claimed that the character
was loosely based on a legend which told of a boy who escorted children to the afterlife. Kind of like the Greek God Hermes. If we are expecting the tales to follow this
idea we have to question what role Wendy played. Was she perhaps terminally ill and this was
her brush with death before she fought her way back to health? For the most part it’s likely that Peter
Pan was based on an Angel of Death, but the rest of the stories don’t really fall into
place with that. 10. Hot Tub Time Machine This comedy brings out the best of a man’s
midlife crisis by combining the party life and cold hard nostalgia. The film features a group of guys, and on
20-year-old nephew. The older men in the group all feel as if
they’ve reached a rut in their life, and they being to question the choices they’ve
made in the last 20 or so years. Thanks to a magical hot tub with a time machine
feature, the group is transported back to the 80’s, where the men make major changes
for themselves and find comfort in their older age. This fan theory takes that happy light hearted
ending and really twists things into a nightmare. According to the fan theory with unknown origins,
one of the main characters, Lou, successfully commits suicide in the beginning of the film. Everything that happens thereafter is a mix
between a sci-fi limbo and an afterlife of success, fortune and fame. While you can find comfort that the theory
is likely untrue, because of Hot Tub Time Machine 2, it does make you question your
own reality, and what beliefs you may have of the afterlife. Aside from that it’s a little creepy to
know that someone out there looked this deep into a comedy and found something so dark. 9. The Thing This 1982 sci-fi thriller left fans with a
plethora of questions and concerns. The film features a parasitic extraterrestrial
lifeform that assimilates other organisms and in turn imitates them. The ending is less than satisfying, but that
didn’t stop fans from brainstorming their own theories as to what the ending meant,
and the fate of the protagonists. At the end of the film, after a huge fight
scene, Childs returns to MaCready explaining that he had been lost in a storm. MaCready offers Childs a drink from his bottle
of scotch and gives a gentle laugh. He then goes to set up a chess board and the
scene ends. It is originally described as the two characters
coming to terms with their inevitable fate. However, YouTuber Rob Ager pointed out that
Childs was in fact infected by The Thing and was later torched by Macready, though it isn’t
shown in the film. The reason for this theory is that Childs
would not have taken the bottle, for fear of becoming infected, unless he was already
infected. There’s also other clues in the way the
script is written, and in the DVD commentary of the film. Thanks to fans like Rob Ager who dig deep
into the details of a great cinema, theories like this are born. If you’d like a full explanation of this
theory check out the links below. 8. Bruce Almighty This 2003 comedy follows the life of a small
time reporter going through a rough patch in his life. Work isn’t going well, his relationship
is on the rocks, and Bruce generally has horrible luck. On his last straw, he harshly criticizes his
job on live TV, explains that God hates him and is doing his job terribly. After this he receives a job offer, which
happens to be the job of playing God. Through the rest of the film Bruce is granted
the same powers as God and learns a lot about himself, how life works and what faith is
all about. There’s a pretty unsettling fan theory out
there, though, that suggests none of this actually happens. Bruce is going through a tough time and seems
to snap on air. According to this theory, after snapping Bruce
just continued a downward spiral of decaying mental health. All of the God delusions are just that, delusions. Bruce is never granted God’s powers, and he
never meets God. After nearly being killed at the peak of his
mental breakdown, Bruce finally receives appropriate psychiatric care and that’s why things go
back to normal. Even if this theory were true, Bruce did learn
a lot about how live a better life and be a better person. Sometimes it takes a delusional mental breakdown
to teach us a bit about how to be happy. 7. Toy Story 3 Of all the intense Disney theories that have
been formulated over the years, this is by far one of the most bizarre. Journalist Jordan Hoffman is credited for
bringing attention to this theory that Toy Story 3 is a metaphor for the Holocaust, or
at least mass genocide. The details are great and the more you read
into the concept, the more you will believe it to be plausible. We won’t go over every piece of evidence,
as a theory this huge deserves a video all it’s own. For the most part Hoffman creates parallels
between the toys being abandoned and locked in an attic the same way Jewish citizens were
abandoned by their country and forced to stow away in attics and other hiding spaces. After being put away Woody even holds a meeting
to discuss their options. Apparently this short speech is suspiciously
similar to a scene from Roman Polanski’s Holocaust drama “The Pianist”. After this they meet what Hoffman describes
as “the toy version of Sonderkommando”; a group of toys who are well-fed and sheltered
but are forced to lead other toys to death and torture. By the end of the adventurous and oddly dark
film, the protagonists find a safe happy place to live. Hoffman compares this to the formation of
the Israeli State. He even goes into detail on comparing “the
Claw” to the Allied Forces. Again this seems like a huge stretch for a
kids movie. Consider, though, that is it not unlikely
for film creators to throw in subliminal messages, symbolism, or parallels. Cinema, after all, is just another form of
art. A more intense and focused look on this theory
will surely convince you. 6. Hanging Munchkin This entry is more about an on-set theory,
than a theory based around the film itself. A few years ago a clip started going around
of the Wizard of Oz, where there seemed to be a hanging figure in the distance as Dorothy
and her crew skip down the yellow brick road. A theory, or rumor, came around that the figure
was that of an actor who hung himself on set. One of the munchkin actors was apparently
so overwhelmed with having to be so chipper all the time that the stress ended in onset
suicide. The crew of the film didn’t discover the
body was caught on film until during editing. They were unable to reshoot the scene and
so they left the body swaying in the distance. None of this was true in the end, an HD version
of the clip was later released which showed the figure to be a large bird off in the distance. This does, however, go to show how easily
a theory can spread and mislead viewers. 5. Totoro Yet another dark theory about a heartwarming
kids movie. My Neighbor Totoro is one of the great works
by Hayao Miyazaki [Hi-Oh Mee-A-Zock-EE] and Studio Ghibli. The story follows two young girls who have
recently moved to the country with their father, after their mother fell ill. Through adorable adventures and breathtaking
art they meet forest spirits who live nearby. This theory suggests that Totoro is actually
the God of Death and when Mei found her younger sisters sandal near a pond she had actually
already drowned. When Totoro opens the door to a magical realm,
it is the realm of the afterlife. Once Mei and her sister Satzuki go to see
their mother, she is the only one that notices them because she herself is on the verge of
death. More speculation has highlighted the similarities
between the general plot of “My Neighbor Totoro” and a real life tragic murder case
that occurred in 1963. A 16-year-old girl from Samaya went missing
one day after school and a ransom note was sent to her family. The note instructed for the victim’s sister
to bring money to a designated location. The victim’s body was later found, and her
sister committed suicide out of guilt and mourning. Of course it’s clear that these two stories
are strangely similar, My Neighbor Totoro does take a much lighter side of the story,
making death seem like a magical and peaceful experience. More importantly, no one involved in the making
of the film has ever confirmed or denied these theories, so for the time being they are nothing
more than speculations. Dark and disturbing speculations. 4. Drag Me to Hell This 2009 horror film is loved by many, and
hated by just as many. Some find it terrifying and grotesque, while
others see it as cheesy and forced. Would your opinion on the film change if you
found out it wasn’t your typical run of the mill horror? The plot follows a young bank teller, Alison,
who is forced to deny an elderly gypsy woman’s request for a loan. After denying the gypsy woman Alison is cursed
and her life turns into a walking nightmare. With gore, vomit, demonic hallucinations and
a cursed button included. A theory out there suggests that Alison isn’t
actually struggling with a gypsy curse, though. She is apparently struggling with an eating
and slightly mental disorder. This theory came to life because several photos
of a younger Alison showed that she was slightly overweight. One even shows her standing in front of a
sign that reads “Swine Queen” probably a projection of her own feelings. Throughout the film viewers rarely see Alison
eat or even touch food and many of the gross scenes are centered around food or vomiting. Those that dug deep enough into the film even
noticed that when film was on screen, Alison would be attacked by the so called demon shortly
after. It’s likely that the stress and guilt of
rejecting the poor old woman brought her eating disorder to a peak, which is common for those
suffering from ED’s. Spoiler alert, but the ending where Alison
is hit by a train could also be a sad metaphor for her committing suicide after years of
struggling. There are some fairly valid arguments out
there for this one, and if you truly believe this film is about the anxiety, fear, and
illness centered around a severe eating disorder it makes the film ten times more horrifying. 3. Grease This theory was originally posted to Reddit
in 2013 but didn’t start gaining momentum until late 2016. The theory is simple and states that at the
end of the film Danny and Sandy get into a red convertible which flies off into the sky. Of course even for it’s time this was an
odd scene, why would the car fly away instead of just driving off? If you recalled the beginning of the film,
Danny and Sandy met at a beach where, according to Danny, she nearly drowned but he saved
her life. Allegedly Sandy did die at the beach, but
Danny was the last person she saw as he attempted to save her life. From here she went to a limbo where she moved
to Danny’s school and had this great romantic, musical adventure with the greaser boy and
all his friends. The car flying off symbolizes Sandy passing
on into heaven. Of course this is quite a stretch, and it’s
likely that the flying car was just a poor and strange choice made by the film creators. It’s still an interesting idea that would
make the classic take a whole new and unsettling route. 2. The Shining There’s a longstanding and widespread theory
that Stanley Kubrick directed and faked the moon landing. Many believe that the famous Apollo 11 moon
landing in 1969 was actually done in an intricate studio and then broadcasted to people all
over the world. To add to this strange conspiracy, many believe
that The Shining was Kubrick’s subtle confession that the moon landing was in fact, staged. There have been countless interpretations
of this theory, and two entire documentaries have been dedicated to organizing the details
and uncovering the so-called truth. Some signs from the film that many believe
to be Kubrick’s confession include; several characters are wearing red, white and blue
throughout the first half of the film; the hotel was built on Indian burial grounds,
much like American as a whole; one character has an american flag stationed in his office
despite the heavy native american decor around the rest of the settings; when Danny plays
with toys in the hallway he is wearing an Apollo 11 sweater; the hexagonal pattern on
the carpet changes directions, on purpose; a hexagon is the shape of NASA’s launching
pads. The list really goes on endlessly as people
have nit picked every detail and brought some sign of confession from them. Once doing some research on the theory, many
completely buy it. But others disregard it as far stretched and
unfair. The truth is really up for the viewer to decide. Before we get to number 1, my name is Chills
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and Saturday. 1. Aliens or Demons? M. Night Shyamalan is a famous director known
for his symbolism and major plot twists. While some fans strongly disliked his 2002
film “Signs”, others took the time to dig deeper and found a possible different
meaning behind the sci-fi. This theory claims that the Aliens aren’t
aliens at all, but are in fact demons. Firstly, the film is all about a priest’s
faith being revived, the aliens have no advanced technology or clothing and seem more animalistic
than anything, those that come into contact with the so-called aliens see them based on
their own mindstate, the creatures have bad reactions to not only water but specifically
holy water, there are countless crucifixes spotted throughout the film, and the creatures
behave more like tricksters in place to wreak havoc than intelligent beings with a goal
in mind. This is yet another theory with limitless
details, and it really opens the floor for discussion on what many saw to be a flop of
a film. Thanks for checking out this video. Be sure to subscribe because we upload new
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  2. Only reason I don't like your videos is because of the stupid " being generous blah blah" in every damn video that I have to skip everytime.

  3. Harry wasn't extremely isolated. Abused, yes. But he went to school. He went to public school while his cousin went to a nice private school.

  4. 4:47 Seriously? Harry Potter à l'école des sorciers? Harry Potter at the School of Wizards? That's the French title? That's fucking lazy.

    Also, your voice is weird.

  5. I have a vhs tape from the 80s of the wizard of oz… it shows a man hanging… later revised versions show a bird of some sort….

  6. Conspiracy theorists toward films is a very good mix for their paranoias!!! Yeah, pretty much playgriazed ideas of the directors and writers just to entertain the the audience.

  7. It wasn't a damn bird! The two figures looked nothing alike! They didn't even move/swing the same way.

  8. How dare they think such things about Willy Wonka!☹😭 WW is not a murder-these "theorists" are reaching. He told Charlie at the end that the kids will be returned to their previous awful selves.

  9. I have a theorie about the grease maybe she drowned and no one was there and she died and the grease is actually the grim to tske her soul to hesven

  10. Back to the Future theory doesn't hold up. He knew the outcome of the experiment. He didn't know how it would effect the dog in the car. He didn't want to try it himself. That's why he made the car remote control.

  11. Willy Wonka is a serial killer…
    wait… HE KILLS SERIAL!?!?!?

    btw your safe with my bad jokes and the comment section! here have a cookie 🍪

  12. Hanging munchkin footage was edited. There's a video on YT of that scene from an even older print of the film and it shows a bird.

  13. 11:22 its funny that he looks like hes acting like the mask with that wincing mouth and the way he speaks

  14. In Inception, they say that you never start off in the beginning of a dream and start off in the middle of what’s going on. It shows everyone on an airplane before the main character goes to his house to find his children. If it were a dream he wouldn’t have been on the airplane. Unless he fell asleep on the airplane, the ending is not a dream.

  15. Me: sings Pure Imagination by Willy Wonka
    Top15s: Fools, your using my percent of my words
    Willy Wonka: H O L D M Y C H O C O L A T E

  16. Y’all remember when chills went “Number 15…Burger King foot Lettuce” now he’s like “Number 15BurgerKingFootLettuce”

  17. I was expecting home alone and that the kid in the movie is saw in the future due to how good they are with making traps and like it

  18. I enjoy ur videos but this 1 is the most head shaking, finding something that isn't there??? I prefer watching the ghost theories

  19. Hey, Chills, what song do you use for the background of your videos? It reminds me of something from years ago.

  20. The shining was based off the Stanley hotel due to a nightmare R.L Stine had while staying at the hotel. Also, the symbols relating to the moon landing could be because of the time the movie was set in.

  21. Not to throw shade on the Harry Potter theory about a mental asylum, but Rowling herself already answered the meaning of the story. She has admitted that while homeless and pregnant she had decided (while using a local library for writing and references) that the story would be in part about her hopes and dreams for her unborn child. She stated that she would wonder what would happen if her child was left without parents after birth and constructed a story about the friends, adventures and trials her baby could face. I think her progressive thinking and optimism wouldn’t jive well with the idea of a delusional child in an asylum.

  22. _*Sees harry potter on this and GOES Insane: IT'S THEORY ON A FILM!!!!!!!! CALM DOWNNNNNNNNNNN IT MAKES ME MAD SCREEEEEEEEEEE*+

  23. Omg the wizard of oz one was real one of the actors took their lives on set but they had to change it to the bird because it’s a kids movie you can even see the body swaying on a rope

  24. i hate harry potters aunt and uncle i can see why they get alot of hate and is there a book where harry gets all mad at them for how they treat him

  25. i like the theory of peter pan that captain hook is actually a child escaped from peter pan and lost his limb in the process

  26. The wizard of oz myth was going around back in 1994 at least. I worked at a video store back then. Also a ghost in a window from 3 men and a baby.

  27. If u have the VHS tape of the movie wizard of oz u can see the midget swing in the background it wasnt till the movie came out on CD that it was changed to a swans head an neck in the same place as where the midget can be seen.

  28. It was a hanging munchkin and they edited it to make it look like a bird in Wizard of oz you can still see the swaying of the hanging body a little bit even with it being edited

  29. At the end of the book, "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory", Wonka directs Charlie to look out of a window leading to the factory's exit, where he sees the other kids & their parents leaving. So no, Willie Wonka isn't a serial killer. It would help if these idiots who come up with theories like this would just READ THE DAMNED BOOK !! It would help greatly.

    Of course, far too many of these morons can't read anymore, much less spell correctly, as they have the internet to do all of that for them…

  30. Wow, that Grease theory would go a long way to explain why a bunch of high school students would randomly break into song and dance routines…

  31. Each child brought their doom upon themselves with their greed and disregard for others. It was just a morality theme.
    That’s far darker, I think than the proposed “theory” that Dahl meant to portray Wonka as a serial killer.
    I mean, come on now. He was a better writer than that.

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