Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Mists of Ohio

The Mist is one of my favorite Stephen King stories. It's about a small town that's is enveloped by a thick mist and then attacked by strange creatures who show up shortly after the mist hits. The real horror of the story is that you really see the monsters because the mist obscures them.

I bring this up for two reasons. The first is that they are making the short into a movie (I'm guessing the fog machine budget is going to be pretty huge) and we've recently had a nice bout of major fog here in the Central Ohio area. Driving home from hockey Tuesday night around midnight I was amazed with how thick the fog. Driving through the moors of Hilliard visibility was maybe about 10 feet in front of the car and I had to slow down lest I nail a deer or one of the other critters that inhabit the area. Of course I later learned it was "Freezing Fog" which helped delay school for most of the area school children.

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