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The Green Fluid IS Explained, DOES Have a Resolution


It's amazing to me how many people come to this page and claim the green fluid "just disappears" has "no resolution" or is "never explained." You must all be doing something else while you're watching the movie, because the green fluid has a full and complete arc:

The green fluid is the Prince of Darkness. We know this because we know it is conscious and we watch the researchers decipher the codes. We also learn through what they discover, that it wants to bring its father ("Anti-God") back into the world from another "dark side" dimension.

The green fluid takes control of people for its own use. We see this when it takes control of several researchers, being passed by mouth, most notably Lisa and Susan.

Lisa and Susan haul the big tube containing the stuff up to the dorm rooms. We know this... BECAUSE WE SEE IT HAPPEN.

The green fluid then exits the tube and pools on the ceiling, above the sleeping Kelly, who has previously been marked. We know this... BECAUSE WE SEE IT HAPPEN.

The green fluid then enters Kelly through her mouth and swells her belly. Over the course of the early morning, it merges with her, causing her belly to lose its size, but altering her physically. We know this... BECAUSE WE SEE IT HAPPEN.

The being that awakes is no longer Kelly. We know this because it is evil, doesn't remember anybody as a friend, and calls the evil on the Other Side "Father." Again... WE SEE THIS HAPPEN.

After Kelly/Prince of Darkness is pushed through the interdimensional portal (the mirror) and the priest breaks the mirror, both Kelly AND THE GREEN FLUID THAT HAS MERGED WITH HER are trapped on the other side. It follows logically, right? The Green Fluid has BECOME KELLY, so if she is pushed through the portal, THEN IT IS TOO.

The connection between the Kelly Monster/Prince of Darkness/Green Fluid broken, the tiny remnants of it inside the controlled people becomes vaporous and floats away. We know this... BECAUSE WE SEE IT HAPPEN.

Now, I am not sure what cut of the film you people are looking at. Maybe we have all become so used to movies that explain through exposition all throughout, what is happening, that we cannot see an old style film that actually SHOWS YOU INSTEAD OF TELLING YOU. Maybe Carpenter was shortsighted in not foreseeing a time wherein viewers would not be able to determine for themselves what they are seeing. If he had, he might have let the Parker Jameson character narrate every single thing going on so that a future audience would be able to comprehend.

I don't know. I always thought actually SEEING A THING pretty much informed you what you needed to know about it.

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Great post

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That was a nice summation, but I'm having trouble remembering what awakens the green goop (the Prince of Darkness) in the first place? It had something to do with the old priest who dies right before the movie's introduction doesn't it? It's been a while and I can't remember what allows the Prince of Darkness to initially escape it's prison.

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I'd say it was always awake and always trying to escape.

I'll have to rewatch to see if they did provide an actual answer.

Can't stop the signal.

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No, I think you are right although it's never explicitly stated or shown. The fact that the Brotherhood of Sleep has always been having the "Dream"(thus where they got their name) since the canister's discovery makes this seem almost obvious.

BTW, why is it that no matter what board I go to to read and/or post on, you seem to have already posted there? lol Are you my brother from a different mother or sister from a different mister(as I don't know your gender)? XD

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Ha ha, It's gotta be kismet.

I used to say, "Sister from a different hyster."

But I am male.

Can't stop the signal.

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It has 7 mln years.... is corroded....

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There is also the specific stars aligning.

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live

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In the opening of the movie there is a news story on about a super nova that had just been detected. They go out of their way to talk about the weird particles hitting earth, the first time since the precambrian era, or something like that. Then cut to the back of the TV set covered in ants and bugs. That radiation was the inciting incident that woke it up and let it exert its force.

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This, this, this!! Carpenter couldn't have laid this thing out more logically or sequentially.

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Wait, wait, wait. You're saying they are people who didn't get this? Wow...

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I always thought it was Christine's Anti Freeze

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You're wrong.

It's CHRISTINE the killer car's anti-freeze.

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And this is why the message boards will be missed. The humor and observation, the perspective of people!

unfortunately, hollyweird can't take criticism, its a lefty tyrant, with no clothes...



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