If there’s one thing that people on the Internet are very good at, it’s reading far too much into things. That’s why we get such bizarre conspiracy theories.
Thankfully, not all all conspiracies concern deer-masked cultists harvesting human blood for the great god Huntokar, some are just a bit of harmless fun, like good old fashioned fan-theories.
One Redditor, for example, came up with a pretty outlandish theory concerning the cult classic Grease, and while it’s probably about as real as tartan paint, it’ll definitely change the movie for people watching it, The Sun reports.
The fan posited the idea that Grease is actually a far darker film than its toe-tapping music and dancing would suggest, and that Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) was in fact dead or dying throughout the film.
According to the dark theory, the song ‘Summer Nights’ sets up that Danny (John Travolta) ‘saved her life’ when ‘she nearly drowned’ but the theory suggests that she did in fact die, with the rest of the film being a dream or journey to heaven.
The Redditor explained:
As she drowned, her brain deprived of oxygen, she had a vivid coma fantasy involving her summer fling, Danny, where they shared a magical year of high school together.
The visions get increasingly outlandish as time passes, until finally, as Danny desperately tries to resuscitate her on the beach, she sees herself flying into Heaven in her dying moments.
While re-imagining a childhood classic as a some warped What Dreams May Come-esque nightmare is pretty fucked up, the Internet is full of people willing to escalate the situation and another Redditor has a similar theory that Danny died.
As he [Danny] loses consciousness he imagines what it would have been like to have gotten to know Sandy.
He could have even came up with the name Sandy because he only could associate her with the beach. He instead envisions what his life would have been like if he had rescued her.
Maybe he would end his relationship with Rizzo when this wholesome girl shows up in his hometown. He could build his dream car, out race his rival, and complete high school.
Thankfully, one Redditor isn’t as morbid as his compatriots, duderino13 thought it was more that the car was fixed up to be so incredibly smooth, it’s as if you’re flying above the clouds.
Yeah, it’s just a film about dancing, guys…
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.