There are some amazing theories and reinterpretations of Southland Tales out there. I hope to collect many of them here.
- "The whole thing is inside Tavener’s head while he struggles with the guilt (and thoughts of suicide) from the friendly fire incident...."
- An excellent reinterpretation of a Jacob's Ladderesque ending plottwist of it all being part of a psychotic catatonic break on the part of Ronald/Roland Taverner. Someone on the thread speculates the orbs could have been pills he was taking when they redosed him.