It's an interesting situation: Christians believe in the "invisible world," where there are demons and angels, God and Satan, but it's predominantly fans of the horror genre who attend films such as Devil's Due, and get angry with any type of "moralizing" the film might embark upon, and even more angry when someone tries to point it out, believing--essentially--that you can have the devil and be friends with him, too. That's not what this film is about. Quite specifically, the film exists within a growing segment of Hollywood films exploring the dangerous consequences of sex: Nymphomaniac, Shame, Thanks For Sharing, and I believe solid arguments can be made for films such as The Cold Light Of Day and Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters sharing this agenda, since the lead females in both films are the lead male's sister--rather than a potential sex object--conveying a sense of protecting women rather than using women. Since Devil's Due takes up the theme of "protecting women," let's start with that angle.
So, all put together, what does it mean?
In a study done by the University Of New Mexico, women who were on the pill had a decrease in their ability to smell, which helps women to successfully choose a mate with good genes, as opposed to women not on the pill, who had a better sense of smell for choosing a good mate; women on the pill had a decrease in sex drive while also experiencing a decrease in their inhibition about having sex; women not on the pill, however, had an increase in sex drive but also an increase in their inhibition; in other words, the pill turns women into whores, because they are not driven to find a steady mate with whom to raise children, rather, they just "exist" and engage in sex without thinking about it. This, then, describes what has happened to Sam, and how the film makers wanted to point out to us what has happened to Sam has happened because she "took the pill religiously." We are now in a position to understand who the anti-Christs are in the film: Sam and Zach.
Because of distortion and noise.
|The ultra-sound taken of Sam's baby. This scene, when they get the picture--that ends up disappearing--is an example of noise, not only during the ultra-sound, but on Zach's camera.|
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