How often do we see movies that insinuate reincarnation? Well maybe Bram Stoker’s Dracula with Keanu Reeves suggested a spiritual love from a previous lifetime. However, AudreyRose was far removed from any Romantic notion that you can incorporate in a horror film. This movie in its own way, made some sort of crazed sense. Elliot Hoover practically stalks Ivy Templeton while Janice picks her up from school and goes so far as to call her parents because he was concerned about her absence from school. In reality, any man who claims that his daughter who died in a flame as a result of a vehicle accident, only to be re-born one minute later to your family, definitely overlooked the straight jacket on clearance sale. But when your daughter starts experiencing vivid nightmares of being trapped inside a burning vehicle, close to her birthday, and starts ping-ponging around every corner of the house like Linda Blair in the Exorcist, then I’d be concerned. When she responds to a name not Ivy, but Audrey Rose, by a stranger who believes in the previous lifetime, she was his daughter, and runs into his arms, then obviously we missed a very critical piece of the puzzle.
The average human believes in a Higher Power, religion, Jesus, the Ten Commandments, life, death, Heaven, etc. Unfortunately death is inevitable, as much as we don’t want to believe it. But where do we go when we die? Is the answer that simple as to going to Heaven or staying entrusted into the earth forever? Isn’t there an eternal prison called Hell, for all the rapists, murderers, pedophiles, etc.? What about Purgatory for the Agnostics? Are the answers all limited to what the Bible contains? Or maybe, just maybe, the answer is not so cut and dry. If there is any chance at all that the soul upon being discorporated, can embody another human life, then it opens up a whole new Pandora’s Box of one of life’s greatest mysteries. The Hindus support this theory called Reincarnation; dying from a previous life and being re-born into a new one. Initially, Elliot Hoover bought this theory as a bunch of mumbo jumbo, but came around. All he had to do was think outside the box, because when you think outside the box, you will find the key to life. In the case of reincarnation, until you have fulfilled your karma, your soul keeps on reincarnating until it is set free. We all abide by the adage of what goes around comes around. In the case of Audrey Rose/Ivy Templeton, her soul could not be set free until her karma was fulfilled.
I could see how this movie may frighten viewers. But why should it frighten you if you support the theory of reincarnation? What if there is this profound element of sincerity in the teachings of Spirituality and Karma? What if we are just choosing to turn a blind eye to a deeper but not hidden truth? Or what if we are just scared to relinquish old customary beliefs about death? I cannot say personally that I’ve seen visions of my previous life when I was a Hollywood Starlet with an addiction to Vicodin and Tequila, but I do support Reincarnation subjectively. I do believe in this life, we go through lifetime after lifetime, through trial and error, learning and evolving until we have fulfilled whatever our karmic mission has been assigned to us that eventually lead to our departure from the material world. From the material world, we enter the Spirit world, and get placed on the level that is contingent with how we lived our lives in the material world. Unless there is a fixed definition of reincarnation, the above statement should have validity. Of course, this is just my opinion.
If Audrey Rose doesn’t frighten you, it will make you question everything you ever believed to be normal. If I watch this film and take its’ content at face value, I just may convert to Hinduism. (Just some reincarnation humor- :wink winkJ.