Wounds-- My take on the movie with spoilers!

Just in case you thought a wound was an opening to whatever gooey, gristly thing is inside you, well, here comes a movie to make you freak out about every cut you may get.

Wounds has plenty of drama and every sentence is punctuated with a profanity. It’s actually a story about a guy, Will, who owns a bar. Basically, he takes everything for granted and doesn’t care much about his surroundings.
He’s the kind of guy who gets everything and wants to sustain this mediocrity. Except, like every human being, he wants more. But that is buried so deep inside him that it takes a weird incident to jolt those hidden desires.
In the first scene, we see evidence of this. Will is at the bar, attending his friend Alicia and her new boyfriend Jeffrey. He has a job at the bar, a girlfriend, and good friends. He should be content right?
Except we see him unsuccessfully trying to hide his disdain for Jeffrey all because he has feelings for Alicia.
There are also cockroaches roaming the bar and Will doesn’t se…

Eli-- My Take on the movie with spoilers!

What are three things that every person desires?
Health, wealth, and love. These are the three basic things everyone requires to live a fulfilling life, and a wish we give on important occasions.
Love once received, and then gone doesn’t diminish the hope that you will never get it again.
Wealth too can be gained as lost, then gained again.
Health: once you catch a chronic illness, may not necessarily heal you to the point that you feel completely fit again.

Eli is about, well, Eli, a boy suffering from an autoimmune disorder. The air that we breathe and take for granted is toxic for him and he must remain in a suit at all times.

Then comes the miracle the parents have been hoping for. Dr Horn invites them to her clean house where Eli can be treated.
With hopes that he will heal and be able to breathe in the fresh air, Eli shows extreme courage as he is out through treatments where the doctor informs him that she will inject a virus into him that will modify the defected gene causing his dis…

Diwali Superstitions

India is known to be a home of many superstitions. In fact, there are some superstitions related to days of the week, and even times during the day when you must perform important work. That means, there is a time in the day which is inauspicious and you must do nothing then.  These superstitions are perpetuated and even encouraged in the daily newspapers.  Especially during the festivals, there will be articles on which color a particular person of a zodiac sign should wear.  Everyone goes through bad days and desperation calls for a belief that may not seem logical.  After all, to a lot of people, what harm can wearing white on Thursday do? 
But it is when these superstitions lead to harmful practices, that it can be a problem.
During Diwali, there is a belief fostered by some people, that if you sacrifice an owl, it will bring luck and prosperity to your house. 
How? Well, Goddess Laxmi is worshipped on Diwali as she is the goddess of wealth. She sometimes travels by owl and people think …

Creepy Legends: The Midnight Bus

The Midnight Bus

If you’ve ever traveled by public transport, you know how wearisome it can be. There are the long lines, the rush to get into the bus, not finding seats, and being pressed against the other passengers during peak rush hours.
So it would seem logical that late at night, the haste to return home wouldn’t be hindered by the hassles of traveling by public transport, right? 
People would have already taken the evening bus and the late night bus would virtually be empty enough to rest your weary body.

Well, according to an urban legend, that was not the case for two passengers in China who took the midnight bus.

On November 14th 1995, a young man boarded the last bus to Fragrant Falls. Now the legend has many variations so in some, the bus took the route that was either 302 or 375. Also, the second passenger to get in was either an old man or old woman; depends who you hear the legend from.
In most of my basic research, it was an old man who took the ill-fated bus.
Anyway, right a…

Popular Halloween Costume this year

Every Halloween, people tend to dress up as their favourite characters to enjoy the holiday. It's the one day, where you can be someone else for a few hours at least.  Kids dress up as their favourite superheroes, cartoon characters, and fairytale characters. Adults have a lot of options. We have social media, TV, and streaming services that have a variety of shows and of course, hundreds of characters to choose a favourite. 
This year, there have been plenty of big-budget movies to base a costume on. Avengers, IT, Chucky, and even the Disney movies that were given the "live-action" treatment. 
However, based on my really basic research, the most popular costume showing up on e-commerce sites is Salvador Dali Money Heist Costume. 
Money Heist is actually a Spanish crime drama and the original title is La Casa de Papel. The show was acquired by Netflix some years ago and now has become hugely popular. 
Sometime in the last season, the characters began wearing red jumpsui…

Scary Stories to tell in the Dark-- My take on the movie with spoilers!

As a growing teenager, my interest in horror was mounting, and I picked any book that even remotely had a horror scene in it.
Luckily, at that time, wonderful series like Goosebumps and Fear Street were on the rise.
On any occasion, and especially my birthday, I would ask for a young adult novella. I must have read each Goosebumps and Fear Street story at least thrice.
I did hear of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark but never read it.
Fortunately, now everything and I mean everything, is being made into a movie.

Scary Stories... is kind of like the books I grew up with. The stories are good but only when watched by budding teenagers.

The movie takes us back in time in 1968. It’s Halloween and a trio of friends: Stella, Chuck and Auggie, want to play a prank on the town’s bully Tommy.

They manage to pull it off but then Chuck sees his elder sister Ruth with Tommy and muddled up.

The trio hides in the drive-in theatre and get into a car that belongs to a drifter, Ramon.

After they are saved from…

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