With October finally here (hello, best month!), it’s time to watch horror movies until our eyes bleed. My girlfriend and I decided to watch a few movies a week around a certain theme. This week’s theme was zombies. Enjoy reading about our spooky escapades, and don’t forget to have some of your own!
Creativity is one of the most important things a human being can express. It’s good for our brains, our hearts, and our souls. It allows people to explore themselves and others in a deep way, something introspection and discussion can’t always do. When consuming others’ creative works, you’re getting a piece of who they are as a person, whether they wanted or intended that or not.
Creativity allows us to function as a society. We’re not merely surviving—we’re living, hour to hour and day to day. How we spend our time digesting others’ creative works—whether that’s a movie, a novel, or a collection of poems—is important to how we grow as people and a community of human beings. I hope reading about the creative content I enjoy (or don’t) gets your creative juices flowing and inspires you to make something great and uniquely your own. At the very least maybe you’ll discover something new you might be interested in.
Deadgirl is one of the more messed up movies I’ve seen in my lifetime. It’s an indie film about two high school dudes who find a naked girl tied up in the basement of an abandoned factory. The nastier of the two decides to make her his sex slave, and in a moment of rage, kills her. She doesn’t die, though. Turns out she’s a zombie, and things only get worse from there. I can’t exactly recommend this movie in good consciousness, but it’s definitely a movie that’s appropriate for the Halloween season.
The Crazies is more like a thriller than an actual horror movie. I say that because the protagonists aren’t dumb as a sack of rock as they are in most scary films. In The Crazies, folks in a small town start going nuts one by one, randomly killing their family members and others. The sheriff and his trusty deputy try to get the bottom of the random killings and get way more than they bargained for. Not a scary film, but it’s good. I recommend you give it a watch.
This movie isn’t scary, either, but it’s a fun tale about a zombie who’s capable of thought and falls in love with a human. He “captures” her and wins her over slowly. It’s a surprisingly touching story, and it’s a good film to end the night with. Plus, a couple of its scenes were filmed in the metro station near my girlfriend’s home, and the film features a killer soundtrack.
I checked Mree out on a friend’s recommendation. Her first album, Glow, is mediocre, mostly forgettable indie folk music. Her sophomore record, Winterwell, features Mree with a more mature and developed sound. It features some truly great indie synthpop tracks that still retain a folky vibe, such as Into the Well, On Echo, and Break My Heart. Check her out for sure.