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.
Lake Mungo is an Australian horror mockumentary, and it’s probably the scariest film I’ve seen in a long time. It’s about a family who unexpectedly loses their teenage daughter/sister and begins dealing with some unusual activity around their home. The film is well-made and progresses in delightful creepiness at a brilliant pace. The scariest part comes during the credits. Definitely give this one a watch.
I’ve never found The Ring scary. To me, it plays out more like a high-stakes mystery movie than a true horror flick. That said, it’s an incredibly well done movie about a tape that kills anyone who watches within seven days. A curious journalist watches the tape and fights to save herself, her ex-lover and their son. I can understand how a kid would find the movie horrifying (especially the beginning), but I was waiting the entire film for it to get scary.