In this holiday feature, we will showcase the best monster movies ever made during each day of the month, leading up to Halloween.
THE MIST (2007)
After a powerful storm damages their Maine home, David Drayton (Thomas Jane) and his young son head into town to gather food and supplies. Soon afterward, a thick fog rolls in and engulfs the town, trapping the Draytons and others in the grocery store. Terror mounts as deadly creatures reveal themselves outside, but that may be nothing compared to the threat within, where a zealot (Marcia Gay Harden) calls for a sacrifice.
This film is chock full of all manner of creepy crawly, Lovecraftian monsters. But like any great story, the real monsters here are not the monsters on the outside trying to get in, they’re the human monsters on the inside trying to get out.
The film is based on the Stephen King novel and the screenplay was written and directed by the great Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead). It boasts an incredible cast led by Thomas Jane in the lead, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, and Andre Braugher. It also boasts one of the greatest endings in modern horror film history, IMO.