Tuesday, October 20, 2009

2009 SGM Month of Halloween Horror Movie for October 13

The Mist (2007)

Phobia: Homichlophobia (Fear of fog)

Quote: “As a species we're fundamentally insane. Put more than two of us in a room, we pick sides and start dreaming up reasons to kill one another. Why do you think we invented politics and religion?” – Ollie (Toby Jones), seeing things clearly through the fog.

Synopsis: From legendary frightmaster Stephen King and Academy Award nominated director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) comes one of the most tense and terrifying films since The Shining. After a mysterious mist envelops a small New England town, a group of locals trapped in a supermarket must battle a siege of otherworldly creatures... and the fears that threaten to tear them apart. Starring Thomas Jane (The Punisher) and Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River) in one of the year's most talked-about performances, The Mist "is not only one of the best movies of 2007, it's one of the best horror movies ever made. Period." (Maryann Johanson, The Flick Filosopher)

Fear creeps in at 00:11:49: The whole town is panicked enough on the morning following the horrendous storm from the night before. The increase in military and police activity isn't helping the customers of the Food House relax any better. The warning siren blares into activity, and a bloodied friend and neighbor runs into the store, seeking refuge - "There's something in the mist!" Behind him, moving almost organically, the mist advances, slamming into the doors of the grocery store. As the day goes on, the people trapped in the store will learn that the mist is the least of their worries.

See also: The Fog (1980); The Wolf Man; Empire Strikes Back (Cloud City, dude)

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