This "Groundhog Day" Fan Theory Is So Dark, Holy Shit
Turns out the whole movie was a deal with the Devil.
It's February 2018, which means that the cult hit Groundhog Day hit theaters 25 years ago.
In the movie, Bill Murray's character, Phil, is caught in a seemingly endless time loop on Groundhog Day. Presumably, the reason for the curse is to teach him to be a better person.
But a fan theory by Redditor SuperConductiveRabbi suggests that the whole "be a better person" thing is a ruse, and it all REALLY happens because of this guy:
If you'll remember, Ned Ryerson is an insurance salesman, and on Phil's last day in the time loop, he actually buys life insurance from Ned.
So, what if Ned Ryerson is actually the Devil in disguise, and the life insurance contract is just a ruse to try to get Phil to sell his soul?
Other supporting evidence includes the fact that Ned tells Phil to "watch out for that first step," which could mean his first step into the time loop.
So there you have it. Is Ned Ryerson actually Satan? Did Phil accidentally damn himself to a true eternity in hell in order to escape the not-quite-so-hellish Groundhog Day loop?
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