The Mist

This is basically an extremely good horror film with a lot of social criticism comfortably embedded within it. However, for me, it was spoiled by a hateful ending which I found cheap, cynical and gratuitously nihilistic. It is as if Frank Darabont wanted to remake Shawshank, except as a negative. 4/5

Grudge 2

Some excellently scary moments but the film as a whole was garbage. I haven’t seen the original (English or Japanese) and I doubt that I now will (I only watched this one because of an accidental set of circumstances, otherwise I’d have made sure I watched them in order).