"12 o'clock... The 21st of April..."Thus ends the prologue ghost story told by John Houseman in John Carpenter's The Fog.
It's a film I grew up on thanks to the regular airings on WPIX Channel 11 in New York.
Though not a perfect film, it scores high in the atmosphere department, has some cheap (but effective) jump scares and features early work by make-up maestro Rob Bottin. If you haven't seen it, be sure to get the John Carpenter version and not the awful remake.
As with all film favorites you get to a point where you've watched them so often you need to hold off and view them on a special occasion.
Well I'm making today: The Fog-Day.
Due to today's date tying into the opening of this film, I'm watching The Fog tonight. Why? Because it blurs the line between artifice and real life and adds a creepy edge to a movie that I can practically recite.
Give it a try with any horror classic you enjoy over and over. Watch Friday the 13th on Friday the 13th for instance. Or Jaws on July 3rd.
Post any ideas you've got in the comments for other ways to tie in your favorite thriller with a day or place.
Happy The Fog-Day.