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.
Hostel is about some backpackers in Europe who end up in a nightmarish facility where rich people torture American tourists for kicks. It’s basically torture porn, but good does triumph over evil (somewhat) at the end, so it redeems itself a bit. It’s not scary, but if you’re into Saw and similar movies, well, you’ll like Hostel.
The Loved Ones
The Loved Ones in an interesting horror movie about a dejected high school girl who kidnaps the student who denied going to prom with her. She tortures him, and it’s evident that the victim is not her first. The girl’s insane father helps with the crime, and I quickly found myself rooting for the protagonist to escape. I won’t spoil the ending, but it’s a satisfying conclusion to a scary yet over-the-top story.