Horror Story #4

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I yawn and look at the clock, 12:30 am, time for bed. I take a quick hot shower and brush my teeth. I walk into my room and see my window open. Wind poured through the window. Did I leave it open? I shut the window  anxiously and wished I had a roommate. Then, I set my alarm for 9:30 am and hopped into bed. Beep, Beep, Beep, the alarm clock goes off and I look at the clock. 3:41 am? I rub my eyes and feel a breeze coming from my left.

The window is open? I… I closed it, I thought in confusion. I walked over to the window carefully and slammed it shut. I walked back into bed and put the covers  over my head. I closed my eyes in hope of finding sleep again but there was no hope. I lifted the covers over my head to see an 8 foot tall black creature looking down at me. I screamed and tried to run but it grabbed me by the neck. Tears ran down my cheeks as he lifted me up by the throat. I struggled to get loose but it’s clutch was too strong. He grabbed my face with his other hand and made me look into it’s dark, pitch black eyes. As I saw them, my chest burned as if someone had put a match to it. The creature lifted his blade-like arm, and as the arm broke through my flesh, my eyes opened and I realized I was back in bed. I stood up in pure joy realizing it was all a dream and that I was alive. I looked around, and smiled; well, until I saw the window open. I ran over and looked at the glass pane. In the reflection, dark, pitch black eyes stared back at me.

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Avengers: Infinity War — Review

Description: Avengers: Infinity War connects all the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In this movie the villain, Thanos, wants to destroy half the universe’s population by using The Infinity Gauntlet. This requires all 5 infinity stones (time, space, power, soul and reality). Thanos decides to send his servants down to Earth to find the last couple stones. This causes most of the superheroes to team up and attempt to defeat Thanos. Some superheroes include: The Guardians of The Galaxy, Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, and Black Panther. Can the the Heroes defend Earth and defeat Thanos or will Thanos kill half the universe? Find out in Avengers: Infinity War.

Pros: This movie was a perfect way to wrap up every movie before it. The visuals were fabulous, the story was compelling and the super hero team up was everything a Marvel fan could hope for. The ending was so unexpected that even theorists couldn’t predict it. The actor for Thanos was excellently portrayed and the Wakanda battle was action packed and exciting. Finally, Drax’s humor enlightened the movie to make it one of the best in the MCU.

Cons: The CGI made the characters look weird at certain points in the movie. Also since the movie is trying to wrap everything up, it can be confusing if you haven’t seen all the movies.

Rating: 9.5/10

 

 

The Secret Society of the Birch Part 1

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I’m a 19 year old living with my father in Arizona. We live in a rural area in the type of town where everybody knows each others name. I’m only living with my dad for the summer and after I’m going to my second year at Arizona State. I just arrived at my dad’s house a week ago and am still settling in the job at the bank.

On my way to work one day I notice my dad’s neighbor doing some yardwork. I walked over to him to introduce myself.

“Hi, I’m Jeffrey’s son, I just came last week, it’s-”

“Look I’m a little busy right now maybe we can talk later,” he said rudely.

“Um, ok see you later then,” I replied.

I walked away and noticed he was watching me walk to my car. I turn around and he’s planting flowers. In confusion I put the keys in and swiftly drove out of the crooked driveway. My job was just as boring as usual with 4 people coming to the bank the whole day.  I drive back home at 4:35 P.M and walked to the door. I looked over at the neighbor’s house and saw the man walk into the woods with a large trash bag. My heart froze.

What could be in that trash bag I wondered. I didn’t want to know but I really did. I told my dad I wanted to go for a walk and started to walk towards the woods where the neighbor had walked. There was a small trail with what looked like his boot mark tracks.

I kept following the footsteps until they just stopped. I stood there in confusion and wondered. Just as I was about to walk back to the house when a trash bag went over my head and I fell to the ground. He hit me in the head with something hard. Everything went black.

About an hour later I woke up hazily and slowly got my sight back to see I was tied to a tree with around 15 people staring at me with owl masks.

“Welcome to the Secret Society of The Birch. I’m guessing your wondering why I told you that. Well, your’re obviously not going to survive this and our group’s purpose is to keep everyone the same here. No one new must come in this town. So as part of your dad’s initiation, we will kill you.”

My dad? He’s part of this. I thought it was weird for him to invite me for the summer. I felt tears run down my face. My dad walked over to me and stuck a knife to my throat.

A large shot seemed to be fired and someone behind me untied the rope. They grabbed my hand and before we knew it we knew it we were running through the woods . Once we knew we escaped I tried to see his face. It was the neighbor! “I have a lot to explain.”

 

 

 

 

The Conjuring: Movie Review

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Review by shreythemockingjay36

The Conjuring is about the Perron family who moves to a new house and right away something’s off. The dog the next day after they get there is found dead next to the house. They also experience noises, banging in the walls, and voices. The family then calls two paranormal investigators named Ed and Lorraine Warren. They quickly find that this isn’t a normal haunting but a satanic haunting which is trying to take a soul from them. The paranormal investigators decide to set up heat-sensor cameras and bells so they will know where the demon is. Can Ed and Lorraine get rid of the demonic presence or will the demon take a soul? Find out in The Conjuring.

Pros: Very scary, great characters/ cast , good ending and a very smart thriller, which you don’t see much now a days. It also has almost no digital effects which made it more realistic.

Score: 8.3/10

Background Information: This is based on the true story about the haunting of The Perron family. Ed and Lorraine Warren are also real paranormal investigators. They also investigated The Amityville Horror and the Enfield Haunting. Some movies based on their investigations are The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2, A Haunting in Connecticut, and The Amityville Horror.

Star Wars The Last Jedi: Review/ Theories (Spoilers)

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Star Wars The Last Jedi, is about the rebels, or what’s left of them, trying to get away from the Empire with limited fuel and with Leia in a coma. The second in command doesn’t seem to know what she’s doing and wants to transmit the fuel to the escape pods. Meanwhile, Rey is on a small planet to see if Luke will help train her and help the rebellion fight against the empire. While all that is happening, Fin is trying to find The “Master code breaker” who can help the Rebels get into the Imperial base because the First Order is tracking the Rebels through Light Speed. Leia wakes up and she sends the rebels to the same planet as the one from The Empire Strikes Back. Rey learns that Luke really did fail Kylo Ren because he almost killed Kylo when he was sleeping. He almost did this because of the Dark power he possessed. Kylo woke up, took/ killed other Jedi and went to work for Snoke. Fin finds out that the Master Code Breaker was an Imperial Spy and they get put down for execution. Rey is also in the Imperial base trying to convince Snoke that Kylo Ren can be saved and brought to the light side. They end up killing Snoke and just as we thought Kylo was going to be good, he asked Rey to join him in ruling the galactic empire.  They then fight for Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber and end up splitting it in half. This causes an explosion that kills the Imperials who are about to kill Fin and the rebel with him. They all end up meeting on a planet where its Kylo Ren’s newly owned First Order vs. The Rebellion. Luke then comes and distracts Kylo Ren while the rebels can escape. After Ren realizes that Luke is just a hologram, the rebels escape but Luke dies from transmitting the signal all the way across the galaxy. All that’s left of the rebellion escapes and the movie ends.

My Score: 8.7/10, because while it isn’t the best out there, it’s story set up the next movie and the visuals were fantastic.

Theory: Snoke is Palpatine!

This movie was very well done and I highly suggest watching it.

The Road: Book Review

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The Road is a post apocalyptic thriller written by Cormac McCarthy. This story follows a man and his young son trying to travel South. They are doing this because the Earth has basically been destroyed in some kind of nuclear war making the North covered in ash with extremely cold conditions. The water and land is covered in ash so with no animals and most of the water polluted, they have trouble finding food/ water. The man and the boy encounter cannibals who can’t find food but want to eat them. Meanwhile, the dad is suffering an extremely bad cough which could kill him before they get to the South. Can the boy and the man get to the South before the dad dies from the cough and before the cannibals get them? Read the Road to find out.

Setting: The setting is only known to be in The North because the family is traveling south.

Pros: This has a great story, 2 very likeable characters, a future that could actually happen, and cannibals/ villains that’ll creep you out.

Cons: One problem I did have was that the characters didn’t have names but it’s almost smart because names don’t matter in that future.

Score: 9.3/10

This was a fantastic story and I highly suggest reading it.

Horror Story #3

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I just got out of college and got a job in a small town. The small town is called Cedar Key and is located in rural Pennsylvania. I used to live in California so this is a big change in environment and temperature. I drive my car into my new driveway and the U-Haul follows. I pull my stuff out and inside the house and sit on my couch. The next day, I decide to work on the outside of the house. I get my push mower out, and start mowing. A couple hours later I see a local neighborhood kid playing basketball. I walk over to talk to him. He swishes it the second I walked over there. “Nice shot,” I say. He passes the ball to me and says thanks. I shoot the basketball and miss badly. He rebounds it and swishes it again. “Do you play?” I ask him. ” I used to,” he responds.

I decide to leave him be and I walk to my house. I drive to a local pizza joint and come back to see the kid still shooting the ball! I push it off and walk inside to eat. I go to sleep, but wake up to hear a big noise outside. I run outside fast to see the kid playing basketball at 12:30 at night. In the morning, I walk to the boy’s house and ring the doorbell. His mother answers and I say ” Your son sure does play basketball a lot!” I say. She looks at me shocked. “My son died 10 years ago!!”