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.
Drag Me to Hell is an over-the-top horror movie so outlandish that it’s hardly scary. But, at the same time, it’s incredibly well-written (especially for a horror movie) and almost funny at points, making it a nice way to spend the evening. It’s about a young girl who’s cursed by a gypsy after “shaming” her and the woman’s quest to save herself before her soul is devoured by some goat demon. It sounds cliche because it is, but the great script kept me entertained throughout. I only wish it frightened me even a little.
I don’t have much to say about Session 9 because it’s one of those psychological horror movies that tries to say something profound and fails, coming across nonsensical in the end. A few guys are hired to clear an abandoned mental institute of asbestos when they’re “haunted” by some mysterious presence, which doesn’t even happen until halfway through the movie. By the end, nothing is as it seems, and the conclusion and its meaning remain ambiguous and basically inconclusive. Psychological horror fans might have some fun with it, but there are plenty of films that do the same thing better.