Paid in Puke S6E8: Annihilation

On today’s episode, we get existential AF with Alex Garland’s 2018 surreal sci-fi film, “Annihilation”, starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, and Tuva Novotny. 

This is a heady one, but it’s a lot of fun if you can stomach some pretty intense body horror and a trippy synth score. It’s basically John Carpenter’s The Thing on acid but with WOMEN. 

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15 Amazingly Subtle Clues That Characters Were Imaginary

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It goes by many names: Schizophrenia, Multiple Personalities, or the more technically accurate Disassociative Identity Disorder. What it comes down to is that a pivotal character in a film or TV show was never really there. They helped the hero find their emotional strength or served as a scapegoat for the unspeakable acts the protagonist has committed, but in the end, they were nothing but a hallucination.

David Fincher’s classic film isn’t the only story that pulled a Fight Club. But even if the protagonist is revealed as mentally unstable straight off the bat, we can’t go around assuming that it’s always a Tyler Durden thing. That’s why it’s always impressive when a writer is able to pull it off, especially if they’ve peppered the story with subtle hints that only come to light on the second viewing. Sometimes things will stand out right away. Others clues require even more scrutiny and repeated viewings to notice. But it’s always thrilling when a great story is can keep you guessing and surprises you with the reveal that one of the main characters was never really there.

Let’s hear it for these 15 Amazingly Subtle Clues That Characters Were Imaginary All Along. Spoilers abound, naturally.

Read the list at Screenrant!