The Mist (2007)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) This movie would have ended as just another sci-fi horror movie without the character of Mrs. Carmody [played by Marcia Gay Harden]. The entire movie came into life, when this bible-bashing boss-bitch character took the central stage, leading her minions like Jack in Lord of the Flies.
2) Lovecraftian giant creatures from a parallel universe came into our world through some portal thanks to a failed military scientific experiment.
3) The climax is unsettling. Just unsettling.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
i]
Ollie: 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?

 

ii]
Amanda Dunfrey: People are basically good; decent. My god, David, we’re a civilized society.
David Drayton: Sure, as long as the machines are working and you can dial 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, you scare the shit out of them – no more rules.

Gerald’s Game (2017)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) A compelling performance from Carla Gugino as Jessie. The audiences will sense the entrapment along with the main protagonist just like Rear Window (1954).
2) This movie is neither a survival film like 127 Hours (2010) nor a slasher film like Saw (2004). This Stephen King‘s story is about a sexually abused woman fighting her childhood nightmares and finally coming out triumphantly.
3) Carel Struycken as “the man made of moonlight”.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Jessie Burlingame: You’re so much smaller than I remember.

1922 (2017)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) It’s classic retelling of “The Legend of Bishop Hatto“. Stephen King’s original story borrowed heavily from this Robert Southey’s classic.

 

 

Cons –
1) Not scary at all.It’s a moral science story of karma of what goes around comes around

 

 

Quote –
Wilfred James: In the end, we all get caught.

It : Chapter One (2017)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The Rated-R story and execution.
2) Teenage kids defeating a supernatural-clown. “The Losers Club” is not your typical nerdy, adventure loving Goonies.They are a wild bunch of foul-mouthed badass.
3) The sink-blood-fountain scene; Pennywise in the projecter scene.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) A creepy town with zero concerned parents. What kind of town is this? School bullies killing pushover kids, carving their initials with a knife on their victims. Psychopathic mother feeding pills to her kid and a father sexually assaulting his daughter.
2) To beat this kind of shapeshifting supernatural villain, it usually needs Batman, Justice League and the entire Avengers team.

 

 

Quote –

 

Eddie Kaspbrak: They’re gazebos! They’re bullshit!