“The rules are simple, just pick your favorite horror film for each day! However, you can’t pick the same horror film more [than] once. So once you pick say THE EXORCIST for your favorite horror film involving the powers of Hell, you can’t [pick] it again for any other day [whatsoever,] including favorite horror film.”
Source: Dollar Bin Horror
This may be “controversial” because it isn’t a typical monster film, but those giant bugs, and everything else residing inside that mist, are about as monstrous as it gets in my eyes. When I heard that Darabont (director of one of my favorite films ever, The Shawkshank Redemption) was directing a Stephen King adaptation, I had high hopes. When I finally got to see the movie, I was anything but disappointed. The ending is a bit heavy-handed, but it worked for me. The acting performance by Marcia Gay Harden, as the religious zealot, is stirring, to say the least, and enough to warrant the film a spot in this 30-day list. As a person who gets scared by the average, tiny bug, The Mist did an excellent job playing to my fears, and scared the hell out of me.