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Polaroid — My take on the movie with spoilers!

What is a horror movie without jump scares? What is a garage sale without someone selling off a cursed/haunted object? And why are these items sold when a relative is alive and aware of its malevolent characteristics? Unless they want to unleash terrible, and supernatural forces on the unsuspecting public. In this case, I do wonder if perhaps the wife of the supernatural entity, did want to cause some chaos and deaths. If so, then she was the real evil of the movie. Even more so considering what is revealed in the end. The movie begins with an introvert girl called Bird being giften a Polaroid camera by her coworker who immediately wants a kiss in return. She rebuffs him but not the valuable gift which she takes and runs with, leaving behind the case. In the midst of the co-worker's failed attempt to woo Bird, a photo is taken and it is only when Bird goes home that she notices a dark mark in the background. That evening, she is dragged to a costume party where she starts snapping…

Apartment 212— My take on the movie with spoilers!

Building a new life is such a daunting thought. After all the terrible things that happen, can we really move on believing that things will finally turn around? What if the next step you take, to take control of your life, is actually another terrible mistake waiting to ensnare your happiness. The question is, can you really escape a terrible phase that has captured your life? Jennifer thinks she's made a clean getaway from her wretched life when she moves into a new house. She makes friends with the neighbors and is looking forward to getting a job. When a neighbor dies under mysterious circumstances, her belongings are up for grabs, and Jennifer takes a decorative box with a weird creature engraved on the lid. Soon enough, she wakes up every morning with strange bites on her body. Of course, she's so perplexed and exhausted by this strange occurrence, that she screws up the interview and returns home, dejected. Slowly, she realizes that the creature is coming to life. What d…

The Curse of La Llorona — My take on the movie with spoilers!

When someone hurts you, breaks your heart and your trust, sometimes, unknowingly, you utter a curse upon them. You want them to feel the same anguish as you did, to have their hearts broken the way yours did. At time you are so overwhelmed with feelings of revenge, you don't consider anyone in your path. Even people you care about. La Llorona is a popular Mexican urban legend that was featured in various shows, movies and plays over the years. It is about a beautiful woman who lives in a village. One day, a handsome man rides through her village, sets his eyes on her and falls in love. She reciprocates his feelings and they marry and have two sons. Everything is going fine, until one day, she finds her husband in the arms of another woman. Consumed with anguish and jealousy, she drowns her two sons, thinking it was the ultimate revenge to take away those his husband cherished. It was when she found them floating in the river that realization set in. In her rage, she had killed tho…

Us— My take on the movie with spoilers!

A couple of years ago, a huge scientific breakthrough had made headlines: cloning.
Some time later, it was deemed illegal to clone humans, but that didn't deter scifi fans to make several movies on the topic.
Over the years, only a few movies did justice to the topic. The Island, is one such example.
After that, there was a dearth of good movies on cloning, which was perhaps a good thing. I've never been a huge fan of scifi movies anyway.
Ten minutes into the movie Us, and I grew skeptical. The minute they showed rabbits in cages, I understood it was a movie about clones.
However, by the end of it, I was highly impressed. The movie had all the twists and turns and surprises of a well made thriller.
Yes, it is from the director of Get Out, another remarkable movie.
I was so impressed that I am ready to watch anything that the director's name will be attached to. I know now that a director can make or break a movie. Story, acting aside, direction is the most important part o…

Flight 7500-- My take on the movie with spoilers!

Travelling by air can be scary to some, especially those who are claustrophobic. For these few, being trapped in a box elevated at thousands of feet, can cause severe anxiety.
For others, air travel is the quickest means to reach a destination. Being on a plane isn't the scariest thing at all. Sure, there could be malfunctions causing a plane to crash. But that thought barely flies through the mind, because the probability of that happening is comparatively lower.
Plus, we all travel in airlines that have safety records, right?
Okay, but what if there is a supernatural being on board? What then?
Flight 7500 brings a new terror to air travel. One of the passengers is carrying tubes of human hair. Yes, apart from sharp objects, there can be something more dangerous. In this case, souls trapped in glass tubes.
Why didn't screening catch this? No idea. Apparently items that contribute to supernatural rituals are acceptable.
So anyway, the flight takes off, and we are introduced to…

FF: The Four Ghosts

Alia waited behind a bush, all her equipment ready to capture the ghosts. It was almost midnight now. They were supposed to appear soon according to rumors. She would find out if these were good or evil ghosts. The streets were quiet. The wind howling in her ears. It was almost two am now. Still no sighting. It was just a rumor, Alia thought. There are no ghosts.
She started to gather her cameras when she heard a whistle.
They were here. Whatever they were. The four dark figures emerged through a fog, their faces blurred. Alia turned on her camera and crept lower. They were walking by the river, all of them whistling a song. Alia recorded them, realizing she knew who they could be.
Four years ago, four men had formed a gang and killed anyone who was wandering after three am. They had been arrested and sentenced to death.
Alia checked her watch. It was three a.m.
The killers had returned. Alia covered her mouth when they stopped a few feet away from her. She heard sniffing sounds, then…

Creepy legends: Aka Manto

Aka Manto is a popular figure from a Japanese legend. There are various versions of the story, of its origins, but the ending remains constant throughout the years. The victim dies.The story is this:Aka Manto was a very handsome man who was admired by girls. Allegedly he was in school and was tired of being hounded by girls who fawned over him. Perhaps he was a one girl type of guy, or maybe he was growing tired from being constantly followed and have girls fighting over him.
To escape them, he chose to hide in the female bathroom stall. This version doesn't make sense to me because why would he hide in the girls bathroom and not the guys' where girls are not allowed?
Or did he think that was the last place they would look for him?
Anyway, he is reported missing and days later his body is found.
But his soul remained stranded in the bathroom.
The legend goes that any time a girl wants to use the bathroom urgently, she is led to that very bathroom stall and when she finds there…