‘The Free Fall’: Ending Scenes Explained
What happened in the last scenes of ‘The Free Fall’? Did exorcism actually work? The multi-layered factors in this movie are explained in this article.
A horror/psychological thriller film becomes a success when it triumphs in keeping the viewers at the edge of anxiety; inbuilt complexities always add beauty to such a genre. Through the unexpected twists and turns of events, this film-‘The, Free Fall’ (released on January 14th, 2022), kept the winning formulas of a suspense-thriller in perfect sync.
Towards the end of the dynamic storyline, most of the watchers experienced confusion about –What actually happened? It is a bitter truth that the horrors of the theatre experience got quite carried away from its core ideas at a point but provided a comfortable window towards the wonders of a low-budget project.
The plot in A Glance
The protagonist, ‘Sara’(Andre Londo), decides to celebrate the anniversary of her parents, even if she is not on good terms with them. Her sister ‘Julie’ (Elizabeth Cappuccino) despises her expected presence in that house.
Sara gets home to witness the horrible scene of her mother stabbing her father-completely insane and slitting her own throat following this deed. After a few moments, we see Sara cutting her wrist inside the bathtub. These dark scenes sum up the prologue of the movie.
When Sara wakes up after a considerable time, her memory is shattered into vague pieces. Her husband, Nick (Shawn Ashmore), stands by her side for support. That guy is naturally worried about his wife but only asks for her to rest and muster the strength to revisit ‘what happened?’
Sara has delusional dreams of broken incidents in psyche form. Nick is investigating the reasons for this trauma, the dress code of white and black of those couples, which add to the secretive air in frames; things get weird as it goes on when the wife fails of memories that connect her with Nick.
Some head-spinning events happen associated with ‘the Banquet Scene,’ where Sara stabs the hand of a fella with a fork, pig-headed nick carrying out a baptism ritual on her-drenched in blood.
The protagonist doesn’t give up; she claims the key given by her sister’s friend and slips into a dark room with a light on the other side of it. Past the grips of dead souls, she reaches the light.
In the ending scenes, we see a bishop performing an exorcism on Sara’s body. Though the ritual rips apart the demon from her, it occupies her sister’s body instead.
“Things will be different now.”
Julie says these words like a puppet of that demon when the movie comes to an unfinished ending.
‘The Free Fall’ Ending, Analysis
The movie itself seems to be happening within Sara’s mind, inside which lies her cage and hell. The devil which possessed her was none other than ‘Nick,’ her husband and his sidekicks. The main character is struggling to return, breaking the shackles of this possession.
Finally, it’s the bishop who gives her the key to return to reality, and his voice pulls her out from the demons. ‘The Key’ is a symbol of her revival or recognition.
It can’t be pressed whether ‘Rose’ is an embodiment of the devil or the devil itself. There is a part where she cuts down the roses in the garden as a struggle to get out of this mess, clearly stating the function of that character as a negative one.
Nick encourages her frequently, bonding with her through this tactic which ultimately strengthens the demon. ‘Blood Baptism’ might have been a try by the demon to win over her, but Sara showed guts to grab the key and escape to light, making her visible for the bishop to pull her out.
The movie portrays a different take on the act of ‘exorcism’ by blurring the divide between real and unreal. Viewers share the same plight as Sara, who has no idea about these scattered incidents.
It is clear that the director- Adam Stilwell put forward some ‘one-of-a-kind’ ideas through this motion picture, but the quality of mediums he used to pass it on is questionable. Occasions and swaps borrowed from conventional clichés only have lessened its sparkle. The ending, too, was criticized by movie-lovers on a large scale because of its common take on the ‘it’s not over yet’ style.
The movie, released on January 14th, 2022, has spanned 82 minutes, which visibly felt ‘more than enough’ on public opinion. Interesting twists come under the last 15 minutes, tempting you to watch the pre-scenes all over again to understand it better.
More than a typical horror movie, it also extends to the genre of psychological thriller through the anatomy of a downtrodden girl’s mind, in and out. Overall, the movie is a one-time watch with less recommendation percentage. It talks about themes that are fascinating in their own way but not easily perceivable by the common eyes.