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Sleepaway Camp-- My take on the movie with spoilers!

There’s a strange delectation to be derived from viewing movies that were released a few decades ago. There were so many interesting stories, so much rawness in filming and in my opinion, filmmakers didn’t shy away from telling a story they wanted to.
Writing can be a very honest profession because truth and passion is what is ultimately reflected in the final product. Without these two elements, any story can fail.
That is why, I have always felt that the eighties produced the best horror novels and movies, although I can’t say I’ve watched or read all the works.
I must have read about Sleepaway Camp when I was doing my research on cult horror movies and though I had come across the spoilers, I still wanted to watch it but couldn’t find a way to do so.
When I finally did, my attention was more on the fashions of that era rather than the story and it wasn’t because I knew the ending. All I could think of was, now I know why they are called “shorts”.
Apparently, in the eighties, short…

Wolves at the door— My take on the movie with spoilers!

Couple of decades ago, there was a dangerous man called Charles Manson who was responsible for unspeakable crimes. The worst part was, he managed to influence people to follow in his footsteps and stalk and kill for him. Prison didn’t stop his terrifying murder spree. 
Wolves at the door, bring forth one of the terrible incidents that have shocked the nation. Carried on by Manson’s cult followers, the film is loosely based on actress Sharon Tate’s murder. This is revealed only when the end credits roll in.
Until then, I had no idea what I was watching. The plot seemed similar to the Purge, Jackals, etc., so I was a bit let down by how slow it was. The movie could be called a short with the running time being just a little over one hour. After the movie was over, all I could think of was that it could hardly be called a movie but instead, a dramatic representation of an actual event. 
Unfortunately, it is hard to connect with the characters and in the end, you only feel sympathy for thos…

Delirium— My take on the movie with spoilers!

Most times, when we think about criminals, we wonder what could possible have prompted them to fall into a life of crime.
More often than not, we blame their circumstances. Perhaps lack of financial security forced them to become thieves. Maybe they were mentally unstable and that’s why they resorted to killing someone.
No matter what, we find safety in the fact that these criminals are caught and made to either go to prison or undergo treatment.
Now what if these criminals come from an affluent family, have what appears to be a functional family and are given whatever they desire? What happens when they turn criminals? Who do we blame?
Delirium is a case of such a family.
We are introduced to Tom, leaving the asylum and being put on house arrest for a month. He is also told that his father passed away just a few days before he was set to be released, allegedly killing himself because he didn’t want Tom to come back.
Accompanied by a parole officer, Tom heads home to his lavish mansi…

Meet the Author -- K.A. Meng

K. A. Meng lives in North Dakota, in the same town she grew up. Her love for the paranormal started at a young age when she saw her first ghost. Today, she spends her time writing paranormal romance, fantasy, sci fi, horror and everything in between. When life drags her away from it, she hangs out with her son and friends, goes to movies, watches TV, plays board games, walks her dogs, and reads books. She is actively involved in a writing group and wishes to some day visit Disney World.



1. When did you realize you wanted to become a writer?
I think I’ve always known, but I never pursued it until I was in my 20s. I always had stories inside my head that wanted to come out. I just never put them down on paper or on a computer. The big motivator for me was going to a creative writing class at my college and then joining a local writer’s group.

2. How many hours in a day do you dedicate to your writing?
Every second of the day that I can. I work a normal 8 to 5 job. So on lunch, I’m usually do…

Truth or Dare--My Take on the movie with Spoilers!

At some point or another, we’ve all indulged in a little game of Truth or Dare, especially as kids. It did seem such a harmless game at that time, after all, the weights of the truths weren’t dangerous than the secrets adults carry. And dares? Pretty innocent as well.
Now when grown-ups play this game, obviously the risks are high.
Truth or Dare shows exactly how much. After watching this movie, you will think twice about playing this maniacal game.
The movie begins with a teenage girl entering a supermarket and being asked by the clerk: truth or dare. We see her whimpering and in the next instant, she lights a woman on fire. The teenager yells her apologies and runs away, never to be caught even though there are cameras installed, eyewitnesses and anyway, she’s just a college kid. Does she really possess the resources to run away from the law? The answer is yes.
Cut to Olivia, a sensitive soul who loves doing charity work and doesn’t want to go on spring break and rather build houses …

A Mystery at Birchtree

Excerpt from Horror Night  Mia slammed the door of her car and strode towards the darkened building. It was right after sunset and the sky still showed residues of light. Everywhere else, the street lamps had come on, except here. Mia brought her large purse closer to the chest and felt for her video camera. The thick bulge confirmed that she had indeed not forgotten to pack it and she walked faster towards where she saw the silhouettes of three boys waiting outside the entrance of the building. "Finally." One of them said when she started to climb the stairs. "Hey, Danny," She said, recognizing her classmate's voice. "What took you so long?" Another complained. The third boy stood up from the bench and blocked her path. Mia sighed. "I'm here aren't I?" "We were supposed to meet at five. It's seven now." Mia rolled her eyes. She knew she and Jake weren't going to get along and if the circumstances had been different, she woul…

Unsane--My take on the movie with spoilers!

It is believed that we are in this world to form relationships, to find friendship and love. Basically, we are meant to connect with people.
Yes, being in relationships and having fun with friends is a wonderful thing but every person has their own drama, a convoluted past, a behavior pattern altered or formed because of it.
Unsane could have been about Sawyer’s unfortunate circumstances or was the movie really about David the stalker?
The story begins with Sawyer living a normal life. She has a steady job, has a good relationship with her coworkers, goes on dates, calls her mother every day, everything seems ordinary at first.
Then Sawyer goes on her first ‘dating app’ date and before she can become intimate with him, she suddenly pushes him away and runs into the bathroom to break down. We are now made to understand that Sawyer has trouble letting men getting close to her.
No time is wasted as in the very next scene, Sawyer is determined to heal herself and talk to a counselor. That …