In the Electric Mist (2009)

“In the ancient world, people placed heavy stones on the graves of the dead so their souls would not wander and inflict the living. I always thought this was simply the practice of superstitious and primitive people. But I was about to learn that the dead can hover on the edge of our vision with the density and luminosity of mist, and their claim on the earth can be as legitimate and tenacious as our own. ” – Dave Robicheaux

Number of Times Seen – Twice (19 Apr 2009 and 2 Jun 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A detective in rural Louisiana tries to solve a decades old murder case that has resurfaced.

My Take on it – Great story that stays captivating throughout.

Tommy Lee Jones is superb in this film and ads so much to the tone of the story based on his performance.

The way that they keep thing mysterious throughout most of the film adds so much to the suspense as things begin to play out in pretty unsuspecting ways.

The supporting cast is also great here with John Goodman, Peter Sarsgaard and Mary Steenburgen are all superb in all that they do.

The mystical aspect of the film also works really well and helps the character seem even more in tune with the history of this small town, despite the fact that it might only be due to his imagination.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – John Goodman jokes to Tommy Lee Jones, “I’m making a baseball movie next. Want a part in it?” Jones played Ty Cobb in 1994. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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