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Creepy Legends: Gozu (Cow Head)

I've always thought, what truly frightens us is the unknown. People may be afraid of known enemies, insects, rodents, animals, but what is truly terrifying is the dark. Because in the dark, anything could be hiding. An intruder, a ghost, an animal, waiting for the perfect opportunity to pounce on you. Maybe that's the reason horror movies and stories are written keeping nights and darkness as a main theme. Because what is truly frightening is not knowing all the facts about something. And what you don't know is what can haunt you and hurt you.
A creepy Japanese legend is about Gozu, Cow Head. Now, what is the story about Gozu? No one knows. Yes, the legend goes that the true story of Gozu existed, but was deemed so frightening that someone tore the text of story into fragments and scattered them all over. Now a rumor goes, that a school teacher, tired of the students creating a ruckus, decides to tell them a story. Running out of good stories to tell, he decides to tell t…

Ma— My take on the movie with spoilers!

I once read somewhere that your time in High School is when you have the time of your life. I chuckled at that. Contrary to how high school is portrayed in movies, teenage years have got to be the most frustrating and agonizing time in anyone's life. You go through changes, your body goes through changes. Your friends become your enemies. The guy you were friends with now has a crush on you. On top of everything, there's the ever maximizing pressure of exams, and your parents' expectations regarding your performance in every field. So, no. High School is when you have to grow up suddenly. Not completely, yet. That comes after college when suddenly taking exams seems like cakewalk. Okay, now imagine if you will, that while going through all these changes in your teenage life, you also get bullied. I think at some point, everyone has been on either side of bullying. Either you have been bullied or were the bully. For bullying victims, things often become complicated after s…