Ever since he started high school he has gone from being a regular well adjusted kid to being a pretty little hate machine. He's taken to arguing about everything and has started to engage in power struggles with Craig and I on a daily basis. It is actually really doing my head in and although I am trying to stay optimistic and positive, it is practically impossible to get through to him at the moment without it turning into a battle of wills. I know that one day he will look back on this time of his life and realise how much of a jerk he was being, but in the meantime it feels like we are all at the mercy of his moodiness and hormones and it's not very much fun. In truth it's a drag and I hate to see him so lost and angry all the time, it's really horrid.
Craig tells me not to worry so much about it, but he has always been the more relaxed parent, so that doesn't really comfort me very much. 'By the time he is 14 he will be taking long showers and have it all worked out' he says to me, but I know that these jokes are not really a solution to the fact that I feel like my son is metamorphosing into an unrecognisable beast of pimply anxiety and melodramatics.
I don't recall Zoe being this unhinged at 12, her meltdowns came in the later teens around 15 or so, so I feel a bit ripped off that Seth is kicking off already to be honest, thought I would have a couple more peace years before things got so crazy, but nope, here I am. And here is exactly where I am, right at this point where I am trying to decide if I did something wrong along the way of raising him, if this is just a normal process to ride out or if we are just entering the Twilight Zone of teen trauma and that this is just the shape of things to come. I can't be sure of any of it, the only thing that am 100% sold on at this stage is that I am NOT a fan of where we are now and I cannot wait to get my loving, darling son back ASAP, but something tells me that I have more than a few power struggles to overcome before that is going to happen. He's bloody lucky that I love monsters so much, that's for sure!
Release Date: 2007
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 125 mins
Stephen King knows how to write good horror, and regardless of the budget or the director, you can always be assured that you are going to be in for something creepy and interesting when you sit down to watch one of his film adaptations. The Mist is no exception to that fact.
A heavy mist rolls into town bringing with it deadly creatures of unknown origins. A father and his young son are holed up, like many others, at a local supermarket where a zealot begins to stir up a commotion and calls for a religious sacrifice. Soon people begin to question whether the biggest threat is inside or outside of the supermarket.
With a good mixture of suspense, horror and sci-fi, The Mist certainly has a few good jump scares and gross out moments for fans that like their horror visual. Director Frank Darabont does a terrific job of presenting a thoughtful creature feature that is as just as much about the fragility of civilization as it as about an other-worldly attack.
FINAL SAY: Slap down ending.
3.5 Chili Peppers