SPOILER ALERT: I will reveal some key details about the movie. That being said, there's a chance you'll already know some of them upfront, as they are pretty well known. Still, you have fair warning.
Let me be honest here: I do not have any amazing new information to present in this case. In fact, I'll admit that I only recently learned about this entire story. However, I will do my best to put the details into perspective, though they seem forever scrambled regardless of how they're pieced together.
I have discussed the Almas before, back when I wrote for the website 1428 Elm and did my Call of the Cryptid series. In many ways, I'm trying to get back into that habit, because I occasionally like discussing cryptids and strange phenomena. As I stated about the Almas back then:
"The Almas are described as 'ape-men' inhabiting the Caucasus and Pamir Mountains of Central Asia, and the Altai Mountains of Mongolia. Might they exist?... There are many accounts of the Almas, to the point where the creature sounds plausible (or semi-plausible)."
[Originally written on October 17, 2016, though I've added new statements here and there.]
1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
David Lynch's Blue Velvet is a largely acclaimed film, and deservedly so. It's one of those films that's not so easy to characterize — perhaps even more so than Lynch's other films. It's definitely on the weird side, but not so overpoweringly weird that it's ultra-artsy. It may not be an outright horror movie yet it definitely has creepy moments throughout. Plus, who would say Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper) wouldn't fit in somewhere in horror's mad villain pantheon? He definitely is not a good guy, and says and does some things that are downright freaky. So, even though Wikipedia brands this a "neo-noir mystery film," there's enough disturbing stuff going on which make Blue Velvet disturbing.