Monday, July 20, 2009

Old movie hints at reality of possession

I recently had the occasion to watch an old movie entitled The Mad Monster, and it turned out to be an allusion to the reality of demonic possession. In the movie the unnatural state of "lusting for the kill" was brought about by injecting a person with wolf blood, which can be seen as a symbol of what actually happens when someone becomes possessed. At one point in the movie, one of the characters remarked that the monster's behavior sounded like the result of demonic possession, but the mad scientist who created the monster (her father) assured her that no such thing exists, while the movie waves the reality under our noses disguised as the fantasy of the werewolf.