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Belief divides them, mystery surrounds them, but fear changes everything.
After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten their lives, and worse, their sanity.
No one does Stephen King like Frank Darabont. He even included a nice little nod to The Dark Tower in the beginning of the film when you see Thomas Jane's character painting Roland and the Tower in a field of roses. You can tell he's a true fan.
The way he handles the story is excellent. The humans get so crazy and so primitive they make the monsters almost inconsequential. Marcia Gay Harden was just brilliant. I'd take the mist over her any day.
Personally, I loved the way he handled the end. Yes, the story being open-ended is great, but Darabont's take on it was fantastic, brutal. The perfect touch.
FYI... 3 people in this film are also key actors in The Walking Dead series! (Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Melissa McBride)
Based on Stephen King's Novel! My original experience with this film was a negative one! I didn't care for the religious zealot Mrs. Carmody played by Marcia Gay Harden! My take at the time was it took away from the threat that hid within the mist!
I'm glad I gave this one a second chance! I've come to the conclusion no matter what the threat may be nature, or otherwise mankind has always been the real threat! This film provided both an internal threat and an even more horrific external threat! And the resulting conflicts were frightening on every level!
Some truly horrifying scenes complimented by gratuitous gore and suspense make this an entertaining film worth recommending!
The ending was totally unexpected and left me completely devastated! And that is one of the reasons I love this film!
The Mist has great elements of both horror and sci-fi. Definitely one of the best survival films I have seen. The film is full of so much suspense and tension through out.
B&W version on baby Blu.
A classic throwback to a classic era in film. Darabont himself introduces the black and white version as the definitive cut and really emphasizes the heightened reality to the film and how B&W presses even deeper into "unreal"-much more a fantasy fable set in that mythic small town where everybody knows your name. It almost feels like the moments that horrify are the harshness of the real world hammering their way into the falsity of the American mythos that is being played up. He compares the experience similarly to the Night of the Living Dead style of film-making and specifically 60s B-monster movies and f/x films, and I couldn't agree more.
Seventh watch of Dystopian December. Frank Darabont is the man to go to for Stephen King adaptations, but unlike The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption, this perhaps less known film is a hell of a lot nastier. As a town is covered in thick, shadowy mist, many are trapped inside a supermarket as it turns out bloodthirsty creatures from another dimension are hiding in the fog, ready to rip open those who dare to leave their houses. The Mist is a clear horror, instead of the psychological drama that features in Darabont’s other films. He tries to bring those elements back here through conflict amongst the people trapped in the supermarket, but these confrontations have been presented in so…
Frank Darabont is at his very best when he is adapting Stephen King’s noveIs. I had very high expectations going into this and I was not disappointed.
The mist has it all. Normally in a horror flick there would not be much characterization. All the thought and input would have gone into the process of scaring the shit out of people. But that is where The Mist stands out. It has well etched out characters ranging from those to whom I rooted for, liked, disliked and completely loathed with burning passion. And above all this it has the cover of mist which makes the horror all the more effective, startling, unexpected and terrifying.
The performances of the actors were splendid.…
Pretty intense. Chilling ending. Really awesome.
Decent flick; some thoughtful parts in between the marginal special effects. I did like the ending, but I was kind of thinking...never mind.
Tem a tensão, o suspense e os personagens são bem trabalhados visto em conta a qualidade do elenco. Seria melhor, não fosse os 2 minutos finais "nhéé".
A fairly average movie. I'm a massive Frank Darabont fan, which an "average" film isn't what I'm used to from him........At the end of the day, it is a horror adaptation...and a Stephen King one of the best in my opinion.....however.... it's the same old story about novel to screen adaptation.....9/10 ends in failure, and does no justice to King's story.
You know when you're eating something while watching a movie and you get so invested in it that you lose interest for what you were eating?
This happened. A lot.
And that ending... fuck.
Watch the B&W version, if available. Fantastic, tense, horror.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
One of the few movies that was close to what I saw in my head as I was reading it years earlier. Heartbreaking, creepy and campy at the same time.
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