“And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast…” – Revelation 13:14.
I believe the image of the beast from the sea (the heart of Man) that is made by earth-dwelling men prompted by the beast from the earth (Man’s intellect), is to be interpreted as those works created in the Arts (music, theatre, TV, film) that depict evil, in conflict for the souls of men.
Story-lines out of the proverbial “play-book” one might think, but in actual fact, they should be correctly seen as “real-life” spiritual manifestations, granted loud voices to its audience. The “story-lines” often portraying innocent deaths:
“… that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.” – Revelation 13: 15.