Thursday, October 23, 2014

Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann

By a show of hands, how many people assume that this movie is about a cool guy in some kind of hip leather jacket and sunglasses who travels through time in a really hip and cool way? I assumed the exact same thing when I found this movie on Youtube and decided that I had to see it. So, I have to admit that this movie wasn't as badass as I had hoped it would be - but it's still fun. So it's got that going for it!

Lyle Swann (Fred Ward) is a professional dirt bike racer who is currently in the middle of competing in the cross-country race known as the Baja 1000. One of the things that Lyle prides himself on is having his motorcycle and gear tricked out with tons of high tech gadgets to help him win his races, but on this day his gizmos are going to hurt him more than help him. While in the middle of his ride across a barren desert, Lyle's GPS puts him far off course and into the wrong place at the wrong time! He strays into a testing site where a group of scientists are testing a time travel beam, and Lyle rides right into the middle of it and is shot into the past without evening knowing it! How does he find out? When he realizes that the only human beings he's coming across are dressed like cowboys and are terrified of his motorcycle!

Something fishy is going on here...

Great! So now Lyle Swann is stuck in the past and probably losing his lead in the Baja 1000! But his problems are about to get worse still. Lyle crosses paths with Porter Reese (Peter Coyote), a notorious silk smuggler of the wild west. Sure, a silk smuggler doesn't sound intimidating...but Porter has his eyes on that motorcycle of Lyle's and he wants it for himself. Lyle manages to outrun Porter and his posse, and is able to take refuge in a nearby village once he convinces the people that he isn't the Devil. But what now? Lyle has a band of outlaws after him, he's trapped in a time period he knows nothing about, and he still can't finish his race! But maybe with the help of some local cowboys who also want to bring down Porter, and maybe a helicopter sent to rescue Lyle, the motorcycle-riding racer will conquer all and get his trophy!

Lyle has got to get out of this crazy time warp!

BIZARRE!! I was so unprepared for what this movie had in store for me! I kind of wanted this movie to be like Time Chasers and have some kind of "oh no, we've got to save the future!" aspect to it. But instead this guy accidentally travels back in time. Which isn't that exciting. And while I'm not going to give the whole thing away, there is some incest junk a la Back to the Future which you will NOT be prepared for. So yeah. Cowboys, motorcycles, incest, and time travel - Trash-Tastic Thursday went HARD this week!

If you've got some time to kill - here's the entire movie! Enjoy? 

THURSDAY NIGHT IS THE BEST NIGHT TO TUNE IN TO REAL PUNK RADIO!! Home to the Thursday Night Wrecking Pit, Real Punk Radio is your Thursday night destination for the best in Psychobilly radio programming. Starting tonight at 6pm PT Gone Mental will be kicking off the evening, and then at 7pm PT Zorch Radio takes over the reigns and rides out the evening til 10pm with the best in Psychotronic rock n' roll. Make sure to tune in to the Thursday Night Wrecking Pit tonight, where I will be talking about my experience with Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann during the Trash-Tastic Minute on Zorch Radio. So make sure to tune in to Real Punk Radio tonight!

All Psychotronic, all the time! 


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rosemary's Baby

I have been so excited to revisit this movie for a while now, which made it a total no-brainer for my My ABCs of Horror. I did watch this movie in high school but I spent the entire time making out with my boyfriend at the time so obviously I don't remember anything from it. But, much like The Others, I knew what to expect as far as the plot and the ending went and that wasn't going to stop me from coming along for the ride...or would it?

Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her husband Guy (John Cassavetes) are ready to start a new chapter in their lives. With Guy's acting career beginning to blossom and Rosemary feeling ready to have children, they have decided to move into a bigger apartment to accommodate the new direction they'll be taking with their lives. And that is how they came to rent a large, multi-bedroom apartment in a prestigious building known as Bramford. While inhabited mainly by elderly couples, Bramford seems both to Rosemary and Guy to be the perfect place for them to start a family. So while Guy is out during the day filming commercials and auditioning for parts, Rosemary is at home ordering new furniture for their parlor and hanging wallpaper. The young couple don't really have any connection to anyone else in the building, but an untimely death helps to gain them a few friends.

Starting a new life together in a new about some new friends too?

Roman Castevet (Sidney Blackmer) and his wife Minnie (Ruth Gordon) are also tenants in Bramford. With no children or family of their own, they had taken in a young woman named Terry (Angela Dorian) who was strung out on drugs and the couple did what they could to help Terry straighten out her life. One night while coming home from dinner, Rosemary and Guy discover a roped off crime scene in front of their building...with Terry's body splattered on the sidewalk! While Rosemary had only spoken with the girl once in the laundry room, both she and Guy offered their condolences to Minnie and Roman. The elderly couple was so touched by the Woodhouse's sentiment that they invited the young couple to their apartment for dinner the next night. And that's how a friendship came to exist between the Woodhouse's and the Castevet's.

Not under the best circumstances, but you gotta meet the neighbors sometime!

Guy and Rosemary had a wonderful time sharing dinner with Roman and Minnie, they enjoyed hearing the gossip Minnie had to offer about other people who lived in the building and Roman regaled them with tales of his many journeys around the world. But as the weeks went by, Rosemary felt like Minnie was too intrusive and she needed some space - but Guy was totally smitten! He'd look for any reason to go to see Roman and chat with him over drinks about his travels and the people he's met. But one night, Guy realizes he's left Rosemary home alone for far too long and makes a sweeping gesture: tonight they will make a baby! They crack open some fine wine, have a lavish meal, and end the whole thing with several large bowls of chocolate mousse brought over by Minnie. And sure enough, within the next few days Rosemary finds out that she is indeed pregnant! Which should be wonderful news...but something keeps nagging at her about her romantic date night with Guy.

"What happened last night?"

In the middle of dinner, Rosemary had begun to feel extremely dizzy and Guy had put her to bed. But Rosemary had a freakish dream - her bedroom was filled with naked elderly people all chanting, Roman and Minnie were among them, all while Guy was making love to her...but then Guy wasn't himself. He became something different, something with horrible mean eyes. But Rosemary pushed it off as a dream. The second that Roman and Minnie found out that Rosemary was pregnant, the couple flew into action doing everything they could to help her. Minnie got Rosemary in touch with a doctor who suggests taking natural supplements instead of vitamins and pills from the pharmacy, and Minnie steps in offering to mix Rosemary a special smoothie every day with a special cake packed with ingredients to help her and the baby through the pregnancy. But as time goes on, something doesn't feel right. Instead of gaining weight and glowing like most pregnant women, she becomes pale and frail...and she is in pain! But the minute Rosemary tries to seek help from a different doctor, she's stopped by Guy or the Castevet's! They are so protective over Rosemary that soon they won't even let her leave the house! What is going on? Why won't they let her get help?

Rosemary there is a chance you may not be able to handle the truth...

I am so ashamed to admit that I didn't enjoy this movie nearly as much as I wanted to. And this is a classic among horror movies, I should have eaten this up and loved it! But I'm worried that knowing the ending of the movie might have ruined the journey, I think the element of surprise adds to the terror. However, this is definitely a very creepy movie and extremely Satanic! Kind of like The Lords of Salem but before it's time...and with a pregnant lady. If you're into horror movies from the 60s that have to deal with Satanism and witchcraft, this would be a very fun one to check out. But if, like me, you do know the ending then be warned that you may not have as much fun watching the tale unfold.

And now I need to take a moment to say WOW!! This is the 18th movie in My ABCs of Horror - which means I only have 8 more to go! Thank you so much for reading all of these posts and chiming in on Facebook and Instagram with your opinions and personal stories about each of the movies I've been watching. You're so amazing to be tagging along on this journey and I cannot thank you enough! And I also can't thank this month enough for almost being over because I'm so excited to dive into some other genres!

18 down and 8 more to go - Netflix, Amazon, and Youtube don't fail me now!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Queen of the Damned

I have been both really put off by the thought of this movie and super intrigued by it at the same time for years! Based on the popular vampire novels by Anne Rice, I've tried to read some of them off and on but just got confused by the elaborate detail and slow pacing. And while I absolutely LOVE the movie adaptation of Interview With a Vampire... I didn't feel super excited about seeing this movie. Maybe because it had something to do with royalty? Maybe I was worried it would be too hokey of a vampire movie for me - to be honest I'm more drawn to werewolf movies than vampire movies. But I couldn't find many horror movies that started with the letter Q - I found the titles The Quiet Ones and Q: The Winged Serpent but neither sounded interesting - so here is my letter Q: Queen of the Damned. And it did rise above my expectations. A tiny bit.

There are many glamorous things about being transformed into a vampire: you don't have to sleep or eat regular food, and you basically become the most sexy version of yourself when you're transformed. But what no one mentions is the concept of eternity. Of knowing that you cannot make friends with humans, not for fear of being discovered, but because they will die with time and you'll still remain. Being a vampire is painfully lonely, and that is something that Lestat has just come to learn. Lestat (Stuart Townsend) struggled with his transformation for some time, and the idea of spending eternity alone was crippling to him. And so he decided that what he would do is sleep the eons away. And so he did. Decades passed and times changed, but the world did too. The world became more progressive and advanced, more welcoming of dark things that left people running in fear ages ago. Maybe here in the 21st century Lestat would find something to soothe his lonely self. And he did.

It's time to wake up and greet the world Lestat. 

Drawn back to his former home in New Orleans, Louisiana Lestat returns to find the glorious mansion aged and boarded up. But there are intruders inside. A group of progressive rock band wannabes have set up a rehearsal space inside the old house - and Lestat slithers in, wooing them with his beautiful singing voice. But aside from sing to them, Lestat does something unthinkable: he reveals his identity and introduces himself as The Vampire Lestat. But instead of running in fear, the group becomes fascinated and they beg Lestat to join their band. Which he does...and this group of wannabes skyrockets into super stardom faster than they could have hoped for! And all along, Lestat happily wears his identity on his sleeve. He feels no shame, and his adoring fans embrace him for it.

While Lestat and his band are travelling around the world, playing sold-out shows and enthralling audiences everywhere with their music - someone is taking Lestat very literally. Jesse (Marguerite Moreau) became a member of the elite paranormal research society known as Talamasca when she was quite young and has been studying to prove the existence of vampires ever since she joined. Paying close attention to Lestat's song lyrics, Jesse believes that he is coyly flaunting secret laws of the vampire world and even revealing where covens are. Jesse wants to go out into the field and see if there is any truth to her theories but she is ordered to rein in her curiosity - members of the Talamasca observe, they do not solve mysteries of the paranormal! But Jesse isn't one to take these warnings seriously - she wants to know if Lestat is really vampire and if his songs are true. But Jesse isn't the only one hungering to find Lestat.

"Are you what you claim to be?"

When Lestat was first created hundreds of years ago, he lived with his creator Marius. Marius (Vincent Perez) took Lestat in to teach him the proper ways of conducting himself as a vampire among humans, even though Lestat was difficult to keep track of. Marius and Lestat lives in a lavish palace near the sea, and one afternoon Lestat discovered a trap door in the floor of their main room. Opening it, he found that it lead to a large underground chamber that housed 2 marble statues of an ancient King and Queen sitting regally in their thrones. Lestat is mesmerized when he realizes that the Queen's statue moves ever so slightly in response to his violin playing...and before he can stop himself Lestat finds himself drinking blood from the wrist of the resting ancient vampire Queen Akasha (Aaliyah). Queen Akasha's strong blood now flows through Lestat, which bound them together. And now that Lestat's music has taken a much larger platform it has brought the ancient Queen back to life! Akasha's only wishes are to be with Lestat and to live out her primitive older ways, which are destructive towards humans and vampires alike. Can Akasha be put back to rest? Or will she and Lestat rule Earth together and make the world cower before them?

Talk about the ultimate power couple!

I won't lie. This post BARELY covers everything that happens in the movie. There's at least 4 different plot points and so much happens at once, it was kind of hard to keep track of who was doing what and here. If it wasn't for former actress/singer Aaliyah's untimely death it would have been nice if this movie could have been broken down into at least two movies but clearly that is not an option. But aside from the squished plots, the graphics in this movie ARE GOD AWFUL!!! Watching the vampires move actually made me motion sick at times! But not to fear, there is redemption in this movie! The first redemption is that Stuart Townsend as Lestat is HOT! Like Brandon Lee in The Crow-level hot! Which is a major plus. And for those who are big fans of music from the band Korn, lead singer Jonathan Davis wrote and provided the vocals for all of the music done by Lestat's band in this movie! So if you're not a fan of squished-together plots and nauseating graphics, then at least you're treated to a sexy man and killer music!

It's not horrible, but it's not the greatest. Can someone please
make a cool horror movie that starts with the letter Q????

Monday, October 20, 2014

Prom Night

It's the most important night of the school year - senior prom is officially here! That magical night where girls get gussied up, guys break out their best dance moves - and flasks, drugs are tried, virginities are lost, young love sparks, and hearts are broken. Truly a night to remember! And the students at the local high school are in a tizzy. Especially Kim (Jamie Lee Curtis) who has been crowned Prom Queen and will be gracing the stage alongside her beloved boyfriend, and Prom King, Nick (Casey Stevens). And while tonight is shaping up to be a night no one will forget, someone plans on making this night memorable for very different reasons.

So excited for prom! Yay!!

On this night 6 years ago there was a terrible accident. Kim's little sister Robin was found dead at the sight of an abandoned convent. But what looked like the grisly work of a murderer was actually the result of an innocent game gone wrong. Robin had been playing with her friends Nick, Wendy, Jude, and Kelly when they started relentlessly teasing her causing Robin to back away and fall to her death from the second story window! Instead of going to the police, the kids all swore that they would never tell anyone what had happened even though it was an accident. And for all those years Kelly (Mary Beth Rubens), Jude (Joy Thompson), Wendy (Eddie Benton), and Nick have kept their secret. And to wrap the entire case up with a neat little bow, the police found a convicted rapist that they could pin Robin's murder on. Case closed! But not really...

Someone doesn't want little Robin to be forgotten. 

Even though all these years have gone by, Kim, her mother (Antoinette Bower), her father and high school principal (Leslie Nielsen), and little brother Alex (Michael Tough) all struggle when the fateful anniversary of Robin's untimely death comes around. But because it's prom night everyone wants to buck up and have a good time! But someone isn't too happy with this attitude. It all starts in the morning when Nick, Jude, Wendy, and Kelly all receive creepy phone calls from someone with a raspy voice right before school. Mirrors are shattered in the girls locker rooms, things go missing or get broken during prom rehearsal...but the true terror doesn't begin until the doors open for the dance. As soon as the disco ball drops and the funky fresh beats fill the gym, a masked killer starts going after all the teens that were involved in little Robin's murder! Who is this masked killer? And can they be stopped before prom night is ruined?

Watch out kids! He's gonna get ya!

This movie was so much fun! While it is a little slow paced at times, I can never say anything bad about an 80s slasher movie. The pacing of this movie actually reminded me a lot of Dario Argento's movie Deep Red - how we see little snippets of things that allude to the killer but not enough to give us clues. And while all the creepy murder stuff doesn't happen until the end, I think what kept me so engaged up until then was this ridiculous disco-themed prom and how excited the kids were for it! I mean, disco is fine and all but watching this hip teens doing these funky rehearsed dances and really getting into the beats with all the flashing lights and the blinking dance floor... it's almost too much! I'm sure this was a great and chilling horror movie for its time but it hasn't aged well - now it's a much better horror-comedy than just plain horror movie. However, I don't know if the same can be said for the 2008 remake. Maybe I'll be looking into that one in the near future too! Until then, Prom Night is fun for a laugh and some light-hearted scares. But don't be expecting anything daring.

It's not the best, but it's good for a laugh!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Others

Okay. Confession time: I only chose this movie because the only other 'O' movie that came to mind was Oculus and the trailer looked horrible. I remember seeing the end of this movie several times many years ago, so obviously the big twist ending has been spoiled for me. I don't really know why I was so resistant against watching this movie - maybe it's Nicole Kidman, she makes me really uncomfortable. But I finally feel like My ABCs of Horror has turned around - this movie was amazingly chilling and exactly what I needed to boost my faith in this venture!

Rigid mother Grace (Nicole Kidman) has recently taken on a new staff to help take care of her large English home at the end of World War II. Mr. Tuttle (Eric Sykes) has been hired on to take care of the garden and landscaping while mute Lydia (Elaine Cassidy) is set to work in the kitchens and attend the housekeeping, and finally there is Mrs. Mills (Fionnula Flanagan) who will be taking care of Grace's two young children. But taking care of little Anne (Alakina Mann) and Nicholas (James Bentley) is not going to be as simple as fixing them toast for breakfast and guiding them in their bible studies.

Grace and her children have special rules they live by. 

Anne and Nicholas have a painful condition that doesn't allow them to go into sunlight, if the sun touches their skin they break out in horrible blisters and burns. Because of this, every single door in the house - of which there are 50 - are all locked and shut. No door can be opened without the others around it being shut and locked, all the curtains in the house are drawn, and the only light to ever be used in the house are dimly lit oil lamps. Anne and Nicholas are never allowed to leave the house to play or go into town or attend church. Grace gives them afternoon lessons and then the children are allowed to play on their own while Grace works on her embroidery and waits for her husband Charles to come home from the war. This their life and their home is run like a tight ship. But then weird things start happening.

"Did you hear that?"

Anne confides to her brother that she has seen a boy named Victor in their house, that he is responsible for opening curtains in their bedroom in the middle of the night and making loud running noises throughout their house. Anne has always been prone to mischief and Nicholas tries to brush her off...but she takes it too far one night and Nicholas hears her doing two separate voices to make it sound like Victor is in their bedroom. Nicholas screams for his mother and she punishes Anne for being so cruel to the little boy. But while Anne is forced to read the bible while standing in the foyer, Grace hears loud stamping noises from upstairs in the house. But when she investigates she doesn't find anybody...but she hears voices! Who is in her house?!

How does she fix this? 

Grace calls a meeting among the staff and orders that they search every room in the house for these intruders. Every curtain is pulled aside, every door is thrown open, no corner of the house is left unturned...and yet there are still voices and still there are running sounds. Grace is terrified, there could be some kind of evil spirit in her home! She orders Mr. Tuttle to search the grounds for gravestones and tries to go to town to bring home the priest to bless her home...but gets lost in the fog. Something frightening is happening in Grace's house and she has no idea how to fix it. But what's worse still is that Mrs. Mills and the rest of the staff know exactly what is happening, and when they decide to tell Grace the truth...there is a chance she may not be able to handle it.

What secret are they hiding? 

I really loved this movie and the twist at the end is so iconic! Even though I already knew it was coming, I absolutely loved the journey getting there! This is the type of horror movie I love because it doesn't use actual ghouls and ghosts to freak out the audience, it uses noises and makes us use our imaginations. And it's loud too so you don't miss a whisper. This entire movie gets under your skin and keeps you hyper aware of everything happening in this big enormous house - if you love horror movies that focus on hauntings with INSANE twist endings I highly recommend this movie. This is a modern day classic.

I am so thankful I decided to re watch this movie! It's a horror classic!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Nightmare Detective

N is for Nightmare Detective and I feel like I have bee misled! A while back I found a list of 20 foreign horror movies that pack a major impact but no one has heard of - I should have already known that this list was bogus because I have seen The Tunnel and Let the Right One In which were both featured. Nightmare Detective was also on the list, and me being a sucker for terrifying Japanese horror I wrote down the entire list in one of my journals to reference later. And then during a movie haul earlier this year I found a copy of Nightmare Detective! I was pretty excited! But now that I've seen this movie, I really wish I had disregarded the entire list. I'm disappointed.

Suicides are not an uncommon thing that many police investigators come across when called to investigate possible homicides, but something weird has been going on with these last few cases that Detective Keiko Kirishima has been sent to check out. Keiko (Hitomi) has worked behind a desk for a huge majority of her career but has been anxious to get her hands dirty in the field...well what better way to do that then closing the case on several suicides! But Keiko starts to notice something fishy. Like that the last phone call to be made by all of the victims on their cellphones was to someone saved in their cell phones as "O". Who is this "O"? And could it be possible that these weren't suicides, but really homicides?

Homicide or suicide? 

Trying to gather more clues about these suicides, Keiko looks to the stab wounds. Each victim is found with a large carving knife in their hand and huge gashes all over their bodies - the only thing that sets one of these suicides apart from the others is that one man's wife witnessed him slashing at himself with the knife. She called to him, trying to stop her husband,,,but he seemed to be in a trance. Could these suicides have happened under the influence of hypnosis? Well there would be no way to find out for sure...unless Keiko had a nightmare detective to call! Which she does!

Hunky Kyoichi is the man Keiko is looking for!

Kyoichi Kagenuma (Rhyhei Matsuda) is a detective with a very special gift, he has the ability to enter into other people's dreams. His services have been used by families who want to bring their loved ones back from comas, but this ability of his is very traumatic and can cause physical harm to Kyoichi himself. When Keiko first approaches him to help with their investigation, Kyoichi is appalled! Keiko wants to contact this mysterious "O", and if she ends up being lured into a hypnotic state then Kyoichi can follow her and pull her out of her dreamlike state before she kills herself! But what if Kyoichi fails? What if Kyoichi gets hurt? And what if this "O" manages to follow them outside of Keiko's dreams? These are all risks that Keiko is willing to take in order to crack this case...even if it means going too far.

Going back to real life after being stuck in your nightmares with 
a killer? Yeah, that's not going to happen. 

I feel like this movie could have been really cool and just fell so short! I was expecting some nightmarish hell-fest filled with terrifying creatures or people's bodies twisted in horrible ways...and instead we get this. This sulky/semi-hunk detective that can drift in and out of people's dreams, people dreaming about committing suicide..really the only thing that got kind of freaky in this movie was the intense ending, and the parts in the beginning when this slippery/floppy/unseen thing rushes it's victims and slashes at them. But otherwise this movie is super dull! I don't recommend it at all. Man, here I am just over halfway through with My ABCs of Horror and I've experienced some real stinkers so far! At least I know that tomorrow's movie The Others is going to be good - maybe it'll be all good horror from here? Keep your fingers crossed for me!

It's not great. I'm not going to lie to you. Rent something else. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Mist

M is for The Mist! I didn't know what to expect with this movie. I am a huge fan of Stephen King's work and think he's a pretty brilliant storyteller, and I really love many of the movies that have been based off of his work like Cujo and IT. And I really love the story The Mist - it was very creepy and I remember that I just couldn't stop reading it! But a short story being transformed into a full-length movie had me a little nervous. And once more, I had no reason to be hesitant or worried. This movie was brilliant, amazing, and had incredible depth!

Another wind storm has hit the coast of Maine yet again, and the town has been left in shambles. And for David Drayton (Thomas Jane) and his family, they are facing a major clean up. A movie poster artist, the big picture window in David's studio was smashed by a large tree branch and the rest of the yard is coated in downed trees and trash. But the biggest damage was done to the boat house, which has been smooshed by the neighbor's tree. With the threat of another big storm on the horizon, David loads up his truck with his son Billy (Nathan Gamble) and their neighbor Mr. Norton (Andre Braugher) and they head into town to get supplies from the grocery store.

Another storm, another panic, just another day in the life. 

Once at the store, David finds it to be in complete bedlam. Shelves are quickly being emptied of canned goods and lighters and cases of water; and the shoppers are running around in a flurry trying to get home quickly to mend their homes. But while in the midst of going through his grocery list, a man comes screaming into the grocery store with blood rushing down his face! The man loudly begs everyone in the store not to go outside, that there's some kind of monster out there hiding in the mist, and that it killed his friend! People panic, and several run to the front of the store where they find a wall of thick mist rush toward the doors. The store employees shut all the doors and all eyes are trained on the front of the store. The mist is so thick they can't even see the cars parked mere feet from the entrance! Do they dare go out?

It's harmless right? Or is it poisonous? 

Unsure of what to do, some people think that it's just a really thick fog and that it's harmless. Other people are terrified of what might be out there - but how will they know what's out there unless they check? But then the proof comes. While looking for blankets in the loading dock of the store, David hears a strange banging sound against the sliding metal door...and it bows inward. Almost like something is trying to get inside! David brings a small group of men into the back to try and show them what he's talking about...but they laugh at him and instead try to get busy fixing the store generator. But when they open the loading dock door to go outside and check the exhaust vent - something gets in! Several long, thick tentacles come snaking into the room and latch onto the young bag boy. The tentacles sprout claws and strip huge chunks of flesh from the boy's body before dragging him outside into the mist! But not before David goes after the tentacles with an ax and chops off the end of one.

And with that, he's gone!

Terrified, David and the men aren't sure what to do. Not only did their disregard for David's warnings get that poor boy killed, but now they know that there is definitely something outside the store and they can't let anyone leave. David and the group calmly explain to the people in the store that there are obvious dangers outside and that no one should leave, and the few skeptics that think they're joking are taken into the back of the store and shown the chunk of tentacle laying on the concrete floor. Half of the patrons in the store follow David's instructions and start reinforcing the plate glass front of the store with large bags of dog food and finding any weapons they can to defend themselves. But then there are the other patrons of the store. Led by the crazy-religious town weirdo Mrs. Carmody (Marica Gay Harden) the others believe that this mist was brought on them by the wrath of God, that they are being punished and that God is demanding a blood sacrifice. Can David and the sane people of the store defend themselves from the monsters outside and the weirdos inside the store long enough for help to arrive...if help will arrive at all?

Is leaving the store worth facing the terrors hidden in the mist? 

This movie was an amazing feat of imagination and emotional turmoil! At first I didn't like Thomas Jane's casting in this movie because I personally feel like he's not a really strong actor...but watching him struggle to be the leader these people need him to be is so realistic that I feel like I've judged him too early. And the ending of this I didn't expect it to be so much of an emotional roller coaster, but it was fantastic! There's severe emotional trauma in this movie, great suspense, plus the fun unknown factor that comes with most sci-fi/horror movies. And the creatures in this movie are amazing!! So creative, and totally Stephen King-esque - and these creatures inflict serious gory damage which is so much fun to watch! This is a mega fun creepy crawly horror movie that fans of Stephen King's work will love. Brilliant!

An amazing vision of Stephan King's story - terror perfection!