There are many valid interpretations of Vox Lox’s layers: a detached public numbed by terrorism or merely a portrait of a corrupted industry. Upon my latest rewatch, I interpreted this tale as a satanic allegory.
Eleanor recounts that Celeste made a deal with the devil in exchange for her life following the massacre. This was not a thrown-in, unsupported line; in fact, the deal was alluded to in the shooting scene itself. Young Celeste offers to stay with the shooter,…