October (Sean Elliot) is returning home, grieving his sisters death he wants to reconcile with his father Russell (Lance Henriksen) by going on a hunting trip into the woods.
While in the woods, the inevitable argument happens and Russell spots something, he shoots his rifle as he jumps from being startled and falls backwards, down a cliff, and breaks his leg.
October goes to help him, drags him away and sets up a fire.
Then the mist comes, and when the mist comes, you don't want to be near it. It comes bearing gifts. Gifts in the shape of not very nice things, imagine if Silent Hill wasn't a town but instead a large wooded area. So the duo need to utilize anything they can to survive as the mist and creatures come and go.
It's in the blood is essentially a father - son relationship movie. It's all about the main two characters confronting their pasts and letting it go.
As the film progresses we see flashbacks of their lives showing how and why the characters are the way they are, Russell is a hard ass no nonsense kind of guy whereas October at first is just a whiny guy. But it all becomes clear why and you really start to feel for the characters, to be honest a lot of their relationship reminded me of mine and my fathers, except we haven't had some weird monsters after us. But anyway it's like a line from Russell says, ''If we didn't have bad luck, we'd have no luck'' and this is extremely true.
With my review head falling off and my enjoyment head appearing I was brought to tears.
The acting of Lance and Sean is amazing, I didn't think I would like Sean at first but he soon grew on me.
With everything their characters go through and had already gone through, emotions shone through and I felt so sorry for them I did very nearly cry for them. And that's what creates a good movie.
But every good movie of course has its flaws.
A couple of things that I thought completely unnecessary was some of the hallucinations that October had (No that's not a spoiler by the way, you'll understand).
And the usual thing that movies suffer from, a character that knows everything. It does try to explain it with a little dialogue between our guys but nothing really comes out of it, we also see flashes of October reading books showing certain things. He must have read a lot of different books for the things he knew, he does state near the beginning though that he has a photographic memory. So at least it tries to explain things.
It was a beautiful film that you need to watch, I'm sure you will enjoy this horror/psychological drama/thriller.
To be honest the film would have worked even without the monster, it was just a pleasant (not looking) addition for us horror fans.
So in all, I have to give this a big
8.5/10 Monsters in the mist.