The Esoteric Meaning of the Movie “Prisoners”


Prisoners is a 2013 thriller about the abduction of two girls in Pennsylvania. Behind this crime story is an underlying spiritual subtext and subtle symbolism that gives the movie another layer of meaning – one that comments on religion, morality and the hidden forces at play in society. 


Warning: Gigantic spoilers ahead!

Prisoners is the kind of movie that stays in your mind long after the ending credits roll. This is not only due to its gripping, dramatic story but to the spiritual subtext that underlies it all. As the film unfolds and the crime investigation progresses, esoteric concepts and symbolism are also introduced, giving the movie an entirely new dimension. What appears to be a story about the abduction of two little girls turns into a profound spiritual journey of humans facing adversity and finding themselves lost between good and evil, right and wrong, and morality and immorality.

Prisoners takes place in an average American town, Conyers, Pennsylvania during the time of Thanksgiving. The grey, gritty and unglamorous setting of the movie allows the characters to shine through, as the story is driven by their pains, struggles, and dilemmas. Through the background and evolution of each character, the movie comments (and sometimes condemns) some aspects of American society. Some items that are touched upon: Christianity, “preppers”, secret societies and mind control. Let’s look at the most important characters in the movie.

Keller Dover, the Father

Mr. Dover is really, really pissed.
Mr. Dover is really, really pissed.

Played by Hugh Jackman, Keller Dover is a family man, a devout Christian and a “prepper” – someone who maintains a massive stockpile of various goods in his house in case of a major disaster. He is also very patriotic, for example, his favorite song is Star Spangled Banner. While not specifically stated in the movie, Keller somewhat has the profile of a Libertarian or close to the Tea Party movement. However, we quickly realize that in the context of this movie, these traits are far from helpful. In fact, they pretty much lead him to his downfall.

In the very first scene of the movie, Keller Dover recites a prayer right before his son shoots a deer. This sets the tone to the movie where religion mixes with the death of an "innocent bystander".
In the very first scene of the movie, Keller Dover recites a prayer right before his son shoots a deer. This sets the awkward tone of the movie where religion is associated with the death of an “innocent animal”.


He's a "Jesus fish on the pickup" and "cross hanging from the mirror" kind of guy.
Keller Dover is a  “Jesus fish on the truck” and “cross hanging from the mirror” kind of guy. To make things more Jesus-related, Keller is a carpenter.

We also quickly learn that Keller is a “prepper”. On the way back from hunting, Keller gives his son the same advice his father gave him:

“Be ready. Hurricane, flood, whatever ends up being. No more food gets delivered to the grocery store. Gas stations dry up. People just turn on each other. All of a sudden, all that stands between you and being dead … is you.”

Mr Dover's basement is a well-organized stockpile of supplies of food, tools, weapons and even gas masks.
Keller’s basement is a well-organized stockpile of food, tools, weapons and even gas masks.

Although there is nothing wrong or illegal about stockpiling items in one’s  basement, people around Keller act weirdly about it. We get the feeling that it is a taboo subject. When the detective visits Keller’s basement and discovers his “prepper” secret, Keller immediately becomes a suspect. In short, the movie communicates the idea that this type of person is suspicious and not trustworthy.

Upon learning that his little girl has probably been abducted, Keller becomes distraught. As the movie progresses, his desperation turns into madness and Keller kidnaps a guy whom he believes is the culprit and proceeds to torture him.

Although he was considered innocent and released by the police, Keller is convinced that Alex Jones is the culprit. He kidnaps him and tortures him for days to get him to talk.
Keller Dover kidnaps a weird guy named Alex Jones because he appears to know his daughter’s whereabouts.

Although Alex Jones kind of looks and acts like a child molester, we find out that he is innocent. Even worse, it turns out that he himself was abducted as a child and his odd behavior is the result of years of mind control that impaired his intellectual development (he has the IQ of a ten-year-old boy). The name choice of Alex Jones is interesting because, as many of you might know, it is also the name of the “conspiracy” radio host who promotes the “prepper” movement, constitutionalism and other elements Keller Dover probably agrees with. However, in the movie, Alex Jone’s name is associated with a mentally deficient boy who gets beaten up by Keller. Is this a way to “diss” Alex Jones and the people who agree with him?

Whatever the case may be, by kidnapping and torturing Alex Jones, Keller only further traumatizes an already-damaged person.

Going further into madness, Keller builds a a custom torture chamber where Alex is confined in a little dark space and is showered with scolding hot water.
Going further into madness, Keller builds a custom torture chamber where Alex is confined in a little dark space and is occasionally showered with scolding hot water.
For the rest of the movie, all we see of Alex is his one eye, lighted by that one hole, perhaps a symbol of his perpetual state of mind control.
For the rest of the movie, all we see of Alex is one eye (perhaps representing his perpetual state of mind control), lighted by the hole in his chamber.

So, instead of helping authorities find his daughter or even comforting his family, Keller lashes out at an innocent person and becomes a kidnapper himself.

While Keller’s actions may have stemmed from a noble purpose, he distinctly crosses the boundary between right and wrong. This conflict is further emphasized when Keller turns to prayer to find strength and, perhaps, answers. At one point, during a torture session, Keller recites the Lord’s Prayer:

“…and forgive our trespasses as we forgive …”

But he stops at the point where he is supposed to say “those who trespass against us” –  indicating that he cannot live up the Christian ideals described in the prayer he is reciting.

In short, Keller reacted to his daughter’s abduction in a violent matter, stubbornly focusing on a sole (innocent) person. Instead of providing comfort or seeking actual facts about his daughter’s abduction, Keller relied on instinct mixed with ignorance and anger. Through Keller’s response to the family crisis, the movie does not shine a favorable light on the “religious, patriotic, prepper” profile. Far from being prepared for disaster, Keller became paranoid, irrational, and prone to madness. Furthermore, behind his “good Christian” surface hides an infinite “stockpile” of anger, hate and rage.

Luckily, the detective in charge of the investigation is the exact opposite of Keller.

Detective Loki

Unlike Keller Dover, Detective Loki is rational, methodical, and never strays away from the law. He does not appear to have any kind of family and is portrayed as a loner dedicated to his job. Despite receiving constant verbal abuse from Keller, Loki stays focused on his task and manages to save pretty much everyone involved in this drama.

Loki is the name of a Norse god known to be crafty, quick-witted and sometimes heroic. He is also known to be a trickster, a shape-shifter who eventually turns against the gods. Does Detective Loki share traits with the Norse god he’s named after? It does symbolically represent the antithesis of the monotheistic, Judeo-Christian beliefs of Keller Dover. Furthermore, Loki definitely uses his intellectual powers to achieve his aims.

While Keller is associated with Jesus fishes and crosses, Loki is covered in occult symbols:

Detective Loki's Masonic is clearly shown a few times during the movie, often when he is shown using his brain and researching clues regarding the investigation.
Detective Loki’s Masonic ring is clearly displayed throughout the movie. It is most visible during scenes where he is researching clues or reflecting on what is happening. Loki represents the Masonic ideal of obtaining truth through one’s own means and intellect.
Loki has astrological symbols tattooed on his right fingers, which are important symbols of occult mysteries.
On his right hand are tattooed astrological symbols which are also extremely important in occult Mysteries.
On his neck is tattooed an eight-pointed star. In occult symbolism, this is known as the Star of Ishtar, a babylonian goddess associated with the planet Venus.
On his neck is tattooed an eight-pointed star. In occult symbolism, this is known as the Star of Ishtar, a Babylonian goddess associated with the planet Venus.

In short, Loki is associated with the rationality and enlightenment claimed by occult secret societies. In this sense, he is the opposite of the irrational, emotion-based Keller.

Merely through the varied symbolism associated with the characters of Keller Dover and Detective Loki, the movie criticizes the “religious prepper” type while glorifying members of secret societies. But Keller is not the only negative representative of Christianity in the film. While going through a list of sex offenders living in the area, Detective Loki ends up visiting a local priest … and finds him passed out on the floor, drunk. Then Loki finds a dead body in his basement (although it’s the body of a child abductor).

Prisoners also features another poor representative of Christianity:  Holly Jones, the kidnapper.

Holly Jones the Child Abductor, Mind Control and the War on God

Holly Jones standing next to an ironic painting of an angel watching over two children.
Holly Jones stands next to an ironic painting of an angel watching over two children.

Toward the end of the movie, we learn that Holly Jones (Alex Jones’ “aunt”) is the one who kidnapped the two little girls. She claims that she and her late husband used to be devout Christians and that they used to drive around “spreading the good word”. However, since they lost their son to cancer, they turned against God. She tells Keller:

“Making children disappear is the war we wage on God. Makes people lose their faith. Turns them into demons like you”.

As we learn about the modus operandi of the Jones couple, we discover that they use basic mind control techniques on the children: They drug the captives, traumatize them by throwing them in dark holes and subject them to crazy mind games. This system is represented by one important symbol: The maze.

The Maze

Detective Loki observes a picture of Holly's husband wearing a maze pendant.
Detective Loki observes a picture of Holly’s late husband who is wearing a maze pendant.

The symbol of the maze is extremely important throughout the movie. It represents the system that abducts children and, more importantly, the state of mind control these children are forced to live in.

The kidnappers gave children maze books saying "Finish all of the mazes and you can go home". This innocent game can become a traumatizing ordeal for a victim of mind control.
On this maze book is written “Finish all the mazes and you can go home”. This is given to the abducted children to mess with their minds.

After days of torture, Alex Jones finally says to Keller: “I am not Alex Jones”, implying that he was abducted by Holly and that he was given an alter persona. When Keller asks him where the kidnapped children are, Jones replies: “They’re in the maze. That’s where you’ll find them.” Of course, Jones does not refer to an actual maze but to the state of mind control, the children are subjected to.

Later, Detective Loki finds a suspect named Bob Taylor who acts in a bizarre matter and who was also a victim of Holly Jones. He stayed at her house for three weeks and was drugged with an LSD/Ketamine drug cocktail, which is classic a mind control technique. Bob managed to escape from the house, but while Bob is free, his mind is definitely not. We quickly realize that he is still “stuck in the maze”.

Bob's house is fully covered in never-ending mazes.
Bob’s house is covered with never-ending mazes.
While being interrogated by the police, Bob obsessively draws mazes which he claims are "maps" to the kidnapped children.
While being interrogated by the police, Bob obsessively draws mazes which he claims are “maps” to the kidnapped children.

While Bob’s “maps” do not actually lead to the physical location of the children, it leads to their psychological state: Trapped in the mind control maze of their handler. In actual mind control, mazes are an important trigger image that accurately represents a slave’s mind state.  “Maze maps” are programmed into the victim’s internal world to keep them from accessing their core/true personality.

Bob tries to help the police, but his damaged mind does not allow him to give out actual information. When Loki gets aggressive during interrogation and asks for specific answers, Bob says “I can’t …” and kills himself. Actual MK slaves are often programmed to commit suicide in these types of situations.

As Loki examines Bob’s house, he discovers that Bob is completely obsessed with the child abductors and their tactics (he recreates child abductions using dummies as a hobby). While searching Bob’s stuff, Loki finds a book that appears to be written about the Jones.

At Bob's house, Loki examines a book called "Finding the Invisible Man" which was written by an ex-FBI agent.
At Bob’s house, Loki examines a book called “Finding the Invisible Man” which was written by an ex-FBI agent.

According to Loki’s colleague, the book is about a “theoretical suspect believed to be responsible for a bunch of child abductions”. He adds that the book was “totally discredited”. The last page of the book contains an unsolvable maze, which was used by the Jones’ as a sick game to traumatize children.

While the book was discredited, “The Invisible Man” appears to accurately describe the Jones and their system of mind control. However, one can ask: Do the Jones work for a higher organization? Is “The Invisible Man” actually the MK Ultra system of the occult elite? Does the fact that the book was discredited imply that powerful people covered up that story?

Whatever the case may be, the movie has a “happy” ending: The children are rescued and returned to their family. So who is the true prisoner?

The Prisoner

In his frantic search for his daughter, which leads him to kidnap and torture Alex Jones, Keller Dover crosses the line between good and evil. He tries to justify his actions by claiming:

“He’s not a person anymore. He stopped being a person when he took our daughters.”

But by dehumanizing his captive in that manner, Keller stooped to the same level as the child abductors. He became one of them.

Later, when Keller realized that his daughter was at Holly Jones’ house, he rushed there in order to torture her. However, Holly had a gun and forced him to jump into a dark hole.

Instead of saving his daughter, Dover found himself trapped in the same hole his daughter was previously trapped in.
Instead of saving his daughter, Keller is thrown into the same hole his daughter was previously trapped in.

Therefore, Keller himself turns into a captive. After a period of moral tribulation, his time in the dark hole can represent his spiritual death and can be compared to the three days spent by Jesus Christ in his tomb before being resurrected. In ancient occult secret societies, candidates for initiation were held in darkness for several days to represent the death of their “old self” before they were “spiritually reborn”.

While investigating Holly's house, Loki hears Dover blowing in a whistle found in the hole. The movie ends like this.
While investigating Holly’s house, Loki hears Keller blowing a whistle he found in the hole. The movie ends like this.

Guess who ultimately saves Keller from the hole? Detective Loki. In a sense, Loki is Keller’s savior, the one who frees him from spiritual death and toward a second life. Loki, a representative of Masonic-like occult secret societies, is therefore portrayed as the one who pulls Keller, along with his irrational and hypocritical fervor, out of the hell he put himself into.

While Loki probably saved his life, Keller will nevertheless have to go to prison for the crimes he committed. In the end, there’s only one true prisoner in the movie: Keller Dover.

In Conclusion

Through the characters of Keller Dover and Detective Loki, Prisoners comments on specific elements of society, casting them in either a favorable or unfavorable light. Keller is a family man that is religious, patriotic, and prepared for disaster. While at first, he appears to be the hero of the story, he somewhat turns into a “bad guy”. The attributes that positively defined him, in the beginning, turn into gigantic flaws causing him to become irrational, sadistic and paranoid. The one who saves the day is Detective Loki, a character literally covered in occult symbolism, hinting that the way of secret societies is the “true light”. Loki’s enlightened ways ultimately give Keller a chance to be reborn.

Prisoners’ narrative and treatment of its characters reflects the direction of mass media today. The Keller Dovers of this world, who are either openly religious, patriotic or prepared for disaster, are often deemed suspicious and prone to negative action. The values represented by Keller Dover are increasingly being frowned upon by mass media. Are these traits not desirable in the America of the New World Order? In an America where fundamental rights and freedoms are being slowly and steadily revoked, people like Keller Dover are the most likely to take action about it. And the elite does not want that. Perhaps that is why the Department of Homeland Security creates training videos portraying “constitutional, patriotic militias” as terrorist groups. Perhaps they want to find a way to turn them, like Keller, into prisoners.

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you are really trying hard to make a square peg fit into a trapezoidal hole here. i think you guys are kind of hit and miss with your analyses, this one especially. i feel like this movie is more christian than it is anti-christian. one of the prevailing themes is falling from grace and the presence of sin within man. he is falling away from christian values due to his stubbornness and pride, which is revealed as his major character flaw from very early on. when he was about to go kidnap alex, he turns on the car and the radio and a preacher is saying some very relevant things about the temptation to sin and vengeance in trying times and the value of patience, which he considers for a moment but chooses to ignore. he also fails to complete the lord’s prayer in the later scene as mentioned in… Read more »

Alex Jones was not innocent.
Holly Jones said Alex was the one who brought the missing children home, she was the one who decided they would stay. Therefore, Alex is a child abductor (although he probably didn't realise it).



Correctly Correctington

Realise is English English. You know, how the people who invented it write it.

Incorrect. Alex Jones was captured and tortured to the point where he was incapable of knowing right from wrong. Singing and playing with the girls was innocence, and not knowing the morality of his actions to bring them home is a learned trait from his life history of being a captive. Holly Jones made the choice to keep them, repeating the guilty crime cycle of countless kids.

Thank you for this great review. What’s stuck in my mind is, would they have found the girls had Keller not kidnapped Alex?
Alex had apparently been keeping the girls company while he was home- would joy have had the chance to escape with an extra pair of eyes on her?
Also, the reason Loki visited Holly at that crucial moment was to inform her that Alex had been found, etc.. Perhaps the attention would have shifted from the Jones family by then had it not been for the kidnapping of Alex.
Any thoughts?

they would not have found the girls (alive) if keller had not kidnapped alex. holly explains to keller that she kept alex around the house to keep her company. after he disappeared, she began to get lonely and tried to move the girls into the house, which is when joy escaped, ultimately leading to her downfall.

and yea loki was only there in time to save anna because of being sent there to tell her about their discovery of alex. so keller did play a major positive role in this happy ending for the girls.

The breaking point was Loki’s superior’s unwillingness to charge Alex Jones after he told Keller that “they only cried when I left them”. He would have been charged and held in prison–leading Holly Jones to again become lonely and bring the girls into the house.

Kelly is being totally misunderstood. The only person who actually solved the mystery was Kelly Dover. He got something out of Alex that made him realize Holly was the kidnapper. The only reason Loki was at Holly’s at all was because Kelly had taken Alex in the first place. Ultimately, Loki and the other cops did nothing but 1) waste time chasing Kelly, 2) let Alex go (didn’t get through to the truth), 3) by chance stumbling upon Holly AND later upon the trapped Kelly. I’m sorry, but I believe it was the “super prepared man” who ultimately saved his family here, at the cost of going to jail, at the cost of alienating his grief stricken wife, and at cost of his eternal soul. The lesson is: do it yourself.

I agree wholeheartedly with all that you said except the last sentence. I don’t think that’s the lesson at all. I think it is an illustration of what horrors are capable of being unlocked by child kidnapping. Different people have different reactions, and isn’t it amazing what terror exists in the human soul. Even the mother of the other little girl, upon seeing the horrible effects of Keller’s anger, wants Keller to keep him prisoner until they learn more. I don’t think the movie endorses Keller’s actions at all; instead, I think it exposes the power we all have to do evil–even in the name of love!

These people know exactly what they're doing. In fact, they are very smart. they know very well what kind of agenda they are putting out there for the masses, and it's all put together very carefully and elaborately. It is no coincidence that we see so much symbolism and backwards messages in movies, its all part of the agenda they are creating. The thing that makes me really sad is that there are so many movies that demonstrate the police state, the government's plans, and the people opposing and fighting back YET no one seems to wake up to the reality. It's almost as if the elite are rubbing it in our faces and laughing at us for how stupid, blind, and fluoridated our brains have become to what is really going on. People, we shouldn't be afraid of the government. The government is afraid of our opposition. The government… Read more »

Very interesting that Jake Gyllenhaal is a detective with zodiac tattoos, and he also plays a detective in Zodiac. Two movies that combine detectives with astrology.

Why is it that actors always have similar themes running through their movies like that?

Another coincidence:

The actor who played Bob Taylor, also played an insane person in The Dark Knight (paranoid schizophrenic). He was the Joker's thug who got caught on purpose and was wearing a name tag of Rachel Dawes, which marked her for death (actress played by Jake Gyllenhaal's sister).

It's all a twisted circle that's so hard to make sense of.

Wow, I usually look at peppers at crazy people or hoarders, but now after seeing this it seems that they have the right idea, if you think about it the "powers that be" want to have control over everything and if they control over the food then they got us, so they don't want anyone to prepare so we can be fully dependent on them. Great Job! VC!

I have this movie at home. I noticed all of the symbolism. Very good movie. Love the dissection by VC.
The stress that Keller suffered with the abduction caused him to be the abductor and torturer. This, of course, as well all know, happens to traumatised people (in all stages of life), but especially in childhood.
Detective Loki – the Trickster or even Satan. Was he saving Keller from Christianity?
And we all know that Beyonce, Katy Perry, et al, were all 'saved' by Satan, don't we?

Not going to mention the cross tattooed on the hand of Loki???

The Symbols on Detective Lokis (Jake Gillenhaal) fingers are not astrological Symbols but letters written in Theban meaning “Kain”, the biblical Cain.
So later in the movie Loki gets his “mark of the cain” on his head by the bullet of Holly Jones (Melissa Leo).

The reason the girls were found was because Keller got Alex to say he wasn’t Alex, and that the kids were trapped in the maze. So he went to Jones house to probe this, and when he went to the hospital Joy said “you were there!” because they heard him questioning Holly. That is the only clue that lead back to Holly’s place, where the kids were stashed. Loki went back to Holly’s, only because he had to tell her about Alex, because Keller abducted him. Nobody would be back at Holly’s if Keller hadn’t done what he did. Lastly, Alex wasn’t truly innocent. He did abduct the kids to play with them in his camper, and brought them back to Holly’s. Sure, Holly was the one to force them to stay, however he also told the police that he never seen the girls in the pictures, when he in… Read more »

And– You conveniently missed the cross tattoo on Loki’s hand

Interesting analysis. Except it’s not as black and white as that. Keller’s religious madness and medieval brutal tactics do help lead Loki to the correct place. Similarly, Loki appears at the right place as a response to Keller’s prayers. When he asks God for help, Loki saves his daughter as a sort of guardian angel. God doesn’t necessarily work with Christian symbols only–He works with all symbols, and the solving of the maze comes through Loki’s response to Keller’s prayers. The savior that had to suffer innocently for people’s sins (including Keller’s) was Alex–innocent, raised by a father not his own, beaten and bloodied, etc. On the other hand, Loki’s dismissal of religious connections that are first alluded to by the priest delay his investigation–he was more interested in following the gun-toting, “prepper” Christian than he was in understanding the religious connections between the priest and the Joneses, and the… Read more »
Detective Loki: Loki the Norse figure has been compared to Lucifer (The bringer of Light) from Christianity & by Lucifer meaning Bringer of Light this relates to Masonry who say “Follow the Light”. Venus has commonly been associated with the figure Lucifer unlike Saturn which is associated with Satan. Clearly Loki being a detective seeks Enlightenment and admires the art of Theorizing. Keller: He appears to be a devout Christian from what this article says yet he has Wrath running through his system in which we can all understand from his Daughter being kidnapped and having clear knowledge of the apparent suspect, who wouldn’t be so vengeful. What confuses me though is he turns to a very dark and sinister way of reacting therefore Loki and Keller are complete opposites. One would imagine Loki with his interests to be the character of being dodgy and Keller being the good spirited… Read more »

luciferians tricked into thinking that lucifer is the fallen angel and against satan ( removes himself from satanic fire form & gives himself angelic form of light instead) in fact the fallen angels are god believing harut & marut

Did you watch the movie?

loki is the fallen angel, anna is the morning star. Hugh Jack an plays the misguided human sesrching for redemtion and wanders into to flames of hell searching.

That was a heavy and slowly movie for me, decided to watch it before redaing VC`s analysis, which is brilliant as always. Noticed many MK mind control triggers troughout and dont know why, but the most memorisable were the blue lights of Loki`s police car, while driving Anna to hospital, after which appears a scene of green, red and yellow lights in front of his dull vision – colour sequences are typical MK techniques. I cant be sure about that, more likely felt it like in intuition, but Im watching FRINGE series now and such things get more and more reconsable if you look for them. Also symbolically the girls can be seen as a duality of black(Joy) and white (Anna). Everythig starts at he day of Thanksgiving (November – mont !!! 11 !!!), when a doe ( = deer, symbol of Satan) or the two "doe"thers are being sacrifised.… Read more »

Thing is there is nothing wrong with the occult…just like anything the application of what ever knowledge you have exoteric or esoteric is what matters…as we know Christianity can be used for evil and can create the same characteristics in a man as any occult philosophy and also Christianity was born from the amalgamated beliefs of several occult mystery schools…this government is corrupt and uses both side of the coin (any philosophy) needed to achieve their goal of absolute control. Dont let symbol confuse you or intimidate you from learning the truth about the world and its origins.

Watched this last night, noted that it’s heavy with symbolism, partucularly numbers.

The street number of the police station is 4916.. 491 being police code for kidnapping, and 6 being a ‘perfect number’ which, seeing as the jones’s had kidnapped 14 children over the years without being caught could allude to perfect kidnapping, or it could also reference Loki’s perfect record in solving his cases. 6 also has biblical connections.

The street number of the Jones’s home is 1634, which is the birth year of Mary Eastey, the Salem witch.

6 could also refer to ‘day six’ in the car conversation scene

Interesting take on the movie. I missed most all of that when I watched it. Only one daughter is found at the end. I think the other one is presumed dead.

Where did bobby get the girls’ clothes from?

Excellent, I am applauding you. Thank you

Interesting review. They certainly wouldn’t have bothered to put all that symbolism in it if it didn’t have a purpose. Do you have any thoughts about the tic from which Detective Loki suffers?

Loki says he had a rough past. I believe that his determination to the case, and that he has solved every case he has been given shows us that he may be able to relate to being kidnapped/abused as a kid. If this is true then his twitch may be something he developed while being abused. In a way, we know that many were victims of the aunt’s brainwashing. Both of her escaped victims were damaged. Loki is also damaged from a similar thing and that is seen through his dedication to his job.

Thank you for this. As soon as I saw that ring on Loki’s pinky, I knew there were other, underlying aspects of this movie, that are much deeper than the audience thinks they are.

It’s not possible to join the discussion if comments are not approved. I must have struck a nerve.

Wow! Nice analysis.

Very good review. Saw the exact same context as I was watching it. Did you notice that Loki is shot in the head and bleeds into his right eye. His only good eye is his left eye – the same eye as the "all seeing" occultic eye on the dollar bill.

I M qa u cAnyone else caught up on how much alex jones looks like skrillex?

Trying to portray Dover as a Christian falls short. He never goes to church and is just a mean bully.

Excellent discerning of spirits!
Please do more newer movies more often.
God bless.

Except the author forgot a big one. What was the song playing in the very beginning when the RV was traveling down the Dover's road?

"put your hand in the hand of the man from galilee "

I don't normally give much credence to the things you mention in this article, but I couldn't help but pick up some of it. The one that nagged me and stood out for me, was the surname "Loki".

I wondered just why the name of a Norse God was applied to this character(I mean come on- it's a very uncommon surname) and then I began to see some of the meaning behind the film.


I would like to add something. At the end of the movie, detective drove car with his only one functional eye. Because the other one was injured and He couldn't see anywhere. And If Hugh Jackmen represent Christinanity , at the last scene he Blow the trumpet and according to All Holy Books such is Quran and Bible, Tevrat doomsday begins when the angel blow the trumpet. I think whistle represents the trumpet which will be blow end of the worl and beginning of the life after life.

This is a fantastic analysis. Brilliant work.

Loki has a cross on his hand, too. Maybe he stands for both: Christian and Masonry

Not all recent films are Illuminati-friendly. In the horror flick You're Next, the heroine was brought up in a survivalist camp in the Outback and she kicks her elitist boyfriend's butt-definitely worth checking out.

Makes sense if the nwo want patriots out of the picture. patriotic and national values are not wanted because they want a borderless new world. horrible!

alex jones is not the only media persona named, another is alluded to: the two mothers, who say each other's names when one daughter is found: nancy and grace.

and also on names- the two girls' names are said 3 times in succession in the 2nd scene of the movie by one of their parents.

"Making children disappear is the war we wage on God. Makes people lose their faith."

same thing happened to my neighbour. Their only daughter got abducted on her way to go to church.
after a week the parents found her in another city. Traumatic, lost minds and the visum said she got raped.
And the family stopped going to church.

now I join kickboxing class. Just learned that pray n faith only not really guarantees safeness on the road.

And here I thought the light bearers were the evil ones, with the Monarch programing and what not. The movie has reversed the rolls entirely, no doubt as a subterfuge to shift blame. In other words, the movie is a cover-up of the real perpetrators of mind control.

Thanks VC! Great minds think alike, lol. I saw this movie and hated it! I was saddened because I love Hugh Jackman, but this movie was creepy and offensive. I caught on to some of the manipulation that was being pushed, especially the Anti-Christian stuff. Just the idea that so called "sane and normal" people would justify the torture of that pitifully weird guy was shocking and repulsive. The movie industry is twisted and sick.

The actor who played Bob Taylor was also the same guy dressed as a Police Office that tried to assasinate the mayor in Dark Knight (2008). I remember when Harvey was trying to interrogate him, Bruce intervened informing the guy he caught had mental disorders. I'm intrigued to know why this actor played characters of similar personas for both films that are "related to the Occult".

A very interesting analysis of the Film… I would have added that the detective's attitude in general is a negative one that warrants disrespect from the Kellers as well as the neighbors, who are not mentioned in this article, but their daughter was captured as well…. these people's lives are torn apart through the abduction of their daughters and detective Loki doesn't present himself in the film like he's truely doing all he can. At least that is how it jived with me. For instance, the police let Alex Jones leave even after evidence of foul play was found in his RV. I'm not sure the Occult is promoted in this film either… Any red blooded American can find justice in the extreme actions of Keller and his neighbor. And although Keller ended up imprisoned in the end of the film, The Jones's were the ones truly suffering and this… Read more »

Your analysis is so much more interesting and compelling than the film. I should be refunded my rental fee.

I get so sick of Christians portrayed as nut cases that kill for God. I have not seen a good Christian portrayed in main stream tv. The good thing is God will be vindicated, He will expose it and them, He will ask why and they will answer

if you look clearly you will find that somehow keller dover face is resembling Jesus Christ

You are splendid! Yet again you never fail to scrutinize and point out the details… YOU, my dear, are the enlightened one lol… Who are you? I wish there were more intelligent, determined, confident and non-swayable (is that a word?) people like yourself. You are amazing–for this passage and all the ones written on this extraordinary site. Thank you. Thank you.

One of the most powerful movies that I ve ever seen mainly as you guys have stated it is representative of huge pillars in American society. what of the Radiohead song at the end CODEX

All you people that keep asking about the scene where Keller visits Joy at the hospital and question his innocence, did NOT pay close attention!.. She says she heard him there and says "IT put duct tape on our mouths", not "HIM"… So she Says he was there because she overheard him when he came to talk to Holly, she obviously only put the tape on because they were in that back room, and she didn't want Keller to hear the two girls ( same back room Loki found Holly injecting Anna at the end of the movie)..Also, the other person that questioned Alex's innocence did NOT pay attention well, either. The comment said blah blah blah why did they let Alex go when he was the one who abducted the girls, when Holly CLEARLY admitted to Keller in the end that he did not abduct them and just wanted… Read more »

Did you pay attention? When alex was shown the pictures of the two girls and asked if he had seen them, he blatantly lied to the detective. He also demonstrates he knew something was wrong wgen he said “they only cried after i left them.” So Alex WAS in on it. Now you can say he was mind-controlled and whatever bullshit stretch this VC review tries to sell you, but you cant say Alex was fully innocent.

Not to completely stray off-topic, but speaking of the 'actor' Jake Gyllenhaal..anyone remember his movie 'Donnie Darko' several years back? Featured him predominantly dressed as a big white rabbit..remember watching it with my then-boyfriend, & couldn't make any sense of it at all really..just thought of it as
a weird movie. However looking back on it now in hindsight..knowing all that I've learned from VC..the pieces fit together much easier to me. Much of it seemingly too obvious.

It would be AWESOME to have VC do an analysis of 'DONNIE DARKO'.

what fears me the most, regarding the film, is when Alex Jones said "I am not Alex".. the the thought comes to mind that "oh sht could it be her daughter inside the shower that he's been torturing all along?? (of course the voice may be proving otherwise, but still a possibility due to the damages done by the torture) maybe Taylor goes there and rescue Alex and replace it w/ Anna.. but thank goodness its not, darn I dont know what emotion will I bear if that is the case, what a sick twisted plot it will be, and what an impact on Dover's psychological being..

that's pretty funny for a plot, I wouldn't read too much into films, we write about what we know, you know