Population 436 Reviews
In the Alternate ending, Kady and Amanda survive, as Kady swerves to avoid the truck at the last possible moment, avoiding their fatal accident
This movie carries a more-than-passing parallel/allusion to Shirley Jackson's classic short story, "The Lottery", published in New Yorker Magazine, 1948. This is particularly apparent in the sequence where the resident who is to be sacrificed to keep the population down is selected by drawing a name from a box full of slips of paper on which residents have written their names. It also shares a similar theme with M. Night Shyamalan's The Village, and Robin Hardy's The Wicker Man as being a secluded small town stuck in a completely different era, both in custom and in dress.
The story also contains references to numerology, in particular Biblical numerology. The residents of Rockwell Falls believe that the word 'solidarity' has a numerological value of 13, which is also the sum of the digits of 436, the town's population (There are also 13 letters in the town's name). (See digit summing). In Population 436, special meanings are also attributed to the individual numbers 4, 3 and 6.
THIS IS SUCH AN AWFUL MESSY MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SO SO SO BAD.....JUST AVOID THIS MOVIE AT ALL COSTS.....