Incantation Ending Explained (Spoilers)

Incantation Ending Explained (Spoilers)

Horrorific content by all-horror on July 11th, 2022 | Spoiler | Possession, Cursed, Supernatural, Cult, Single Mom, Mystery, Found Footage, Dangerous Exploration, Cursed Image

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Incantation: Spoilers Below

Incantation (2022)

In Incantation, the narrator, Ronan, asks the audience to remember an emblem and recite a charm - "Hou-ho-xiu-yi, si-sei-wu-ma" - to rid her daughter Dodo of a curse. Throughout the film, she provides reminders to ensure we don't stop helping her fight against evil. We see that Ronan, Dom, and Yuan performed a rite six years ago in Chen's village. Through this experience, the director allows us to understand them better.

Dom's blood relations petitioned the Buddha-Mother but permitted Ronan to come in and persuade her boyfriend and his second cousin to enter their monikers to the god. It's rumored Ronan must also do this when her infant is delivered. As Dom and Yuan investigate a forbidden tunnel, they spot a girl who may be being sacrificed. They go in, and Yuan comes out later, significantly shaken. Dom, on the other hand, dies inside. Several years later, Ronan decided to put Dodo into foster care while she looked for help.

This brings us to the current day, where Ronan and Dodo live together. However, they're constantly being bothered by strange activity in their home. Dodo eventually falls ill, and Ronan's mental state worsens again. Social workers try to take Dodo away, but her mother steals her out with the manager of the foster care facility, Ming. They take desperate measures and ask a priest to perform an exorcism on the girl. Unfortunately, the priest and his wife are killed during the ritual, forcing Ronan to flee to a hospital with Dodo.

The helpful Ming researches the Chen clan's religious beliefs and pays to have some old footage restored. This footage documents events from many years ago. Ming then kills himself, but not before sending the footage to Ronan. It's finally revealed that Dom and Yuan arrived at the altar of the Buddha-Mother. Attempting to remove the veil concealed, Dom became possessed and died as Ming did - repeatedly hitting his head.

Ronan has been lying to us the whole time. A priest told Ming that those who submit their name to the Buddha-Mother and say the chant agree to adopt the curse. However, the enchantment suppresses the curse to a degree. The more people who recite the curse, the less powerful it becomes. The curse affects more people, but each experiences weaker effects. The source of the complex curse is the face of the Buddha-Mother. That is why it is hidden behind a veil.

Cut to Ronan, who is covered in mystical symbols. She is on a journey back to a hidden altar and asks us our names. Finally, the veil is lifted, and we are shown the face of the Buddha-Mother. Possession causes Ronan to smack her head against hard surfaces until she dies obsessively, which leaves us feeling discomforted and uneasy.

As the film closes, viewers are left uneasy as they watch footage of Dodo smiling, who seems to be under some curse. This leaves audiences with the unsettling implication that they may have adopted the curse themselves, as Ronan had mentioned earlier in the film.

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