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Brahms: The Boy II-- My take on the movie with spoilers!

You know how people move into a new house in horror movies and are instantly haunted by some ghost that was always waiting for the next family to spook?

Well, Brahms: The Boy 2 starts of things differently. The family, consisting of Liza, Sean and their son Jude, are living in a beautiful house, free from vengeful spirits.
However, a couple of burglars decide they too want to take a look into a house in a horror movie that has no spirits lingering around.

Liza is attacked while Jude has to watch helplessly. Sean is absent during this incident.

The next scene shows us, Liza, pretty much without and scars and talking to a psychiatrist with her husband. Jude has suffered a shock and can no longer speak.

Liza keeps having nightmares every night that causes her to scream in real. Jude is also seemingly insomniac as he keeps roaming around the house in the dark and comes into the bedroom just as Liza awakes from a nightmare.

Sean comes up with a brilliant plan to get away from the city and decide…

The Invisible Man--My take on the movie with spoilers!

An unknown enemy can be dangerous. You are attacked but you can’t do much about it. Kind of like a virus or bacteria. They will make you sick and if you could see them, you would do whatever it takes to defend yourself.
Of course, if you knew what kind of virus or bacteria it is, you could fend their attacks better.

Now imagine if you knew who your enemy was but were unable to see them. This enemy knows everything about you, and most importantly knows what you fear.

Well, that’s a great premise for a horror movie isn’t it?

The Invisible Man captures your interest in the very first scene.

We see Cecilia, getting up slowly from her bed, careful not to wake up her boyfriend Adrian. She tiptoes around the bed to make sure he drank his water in which she had mixed Diazepam. She packs a bag with a few of her belongings. Then she heads downstairs to the basement and we see hi-tech gadgets and a locked compartment which puzzles Cecilia. But she’s in the basement to turn off the security cameras wh…

Black Christmas-- My take on the movie with spoilers!

Over the past few days, every movie I’ve picked to watch has been about gender inequality.

The female characters are made aware of their actual place in society. Some of them revolt, others give a fitting reply and take a mature stance.

Black Christmas was not one of the movies that highlighted the issue of gender inequality well.

In fact, it was uncomfortable to watch because the creators tried too hard to show that no, women are superior beings who are ridiculed and suppressed by society.

There’s a point in the movie when one of the male characters stands up for himself and states how unfair it is that all men are lumped together as one just because one man did an unspeakable thing. His reward? He’s unceremoniously thrown out of the house and snubbed by his girlfriend.

Later, when he returns to apologize to his girlfriend and tries to help her friends when they are under attack, he makes a big ruckus and is killed for it.

Yes, male characters in this movie are shown to be dumbos who, when…

Happy New Year! Horror Movies 2020

The year 2019 delivered some pretty exciting and spooky horror movies. 
Yes, some so-called “most awaited” movies turned out to be almost comical and cliched. Luckily there were low budget movies with interesting twists and and spooky atmosphere to work. 
As they say, never judge a book by is cover and never judge a movie by its budget. 
2020 has an interesting line-up. Some are sequels, others based on best selling novels. 
I’m still disappointed that no one is thinking of rebooting Ghost Ship. I still remember how terrified I was when I first watched it. The scene with the girl dancing with the captain, only for everyone on board to have their heads cut off...still gives me chills. 
Maybe someone will surprise me this year with a story inspired by it at least? 
Let’s see...
Here are some of the movies I’m looking forward to this year: 
Brahms: The Boy 2— The first part had a very surprising twist. Spoiler alert: the boy doll a woman was hired to take care of, was seemingly possessed. But th…