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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.
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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.
From the director of The Shawshank Redemption & The Green Mile comes another adaptation of a Stephen King novel, this time exploring the horrors that people are capable of inflicting on others when their primal instincts are driven by the fear of the unknown. Engulfed in a thick layer of mist, what we have here is a monster flick that's thrilling, suspenseful & looming with paranoia and also works as an apt examination of human condition.
The Mist concerns a small town community that gathers at the local supermarket to pick supplies, following a night of violent thunderstorm, but when their entire town is enveloped by an unnatural mist that's apparently hiding otherworldly creatures, they find themselves stuck at the store for…
“You don't have much faith in humanity, do you?”
Frank Darabont’s third adaptation of a Stephen King novel proves without a doubt that he is the best director at bringing the writer’s words to film. The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile were both fantastic films, although not the typical horror novels you’d expect from King. The Mist however is much closer to the horror genre we’d expect from him, and Darabont manages to successfully adapt his work for the third time. Not that there haven’t been other successful King adaptations from other director’s such as Kubrick’s direction in The Shining, Reiner in Misery and Stand By Me, and De Palma in Carrie, but most of the time the adaptations…
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THE ENDING FOR THIS MOVIE IS BULLSHIT
Anyway this is the single most fucked up depressing fucking thing I've ever seen in my entire goddamn life.
One of my all time favorites from the King of Horror, Stephen King.
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1 Stephen King Adaptation: The Mist
"My life for you."
After a bad thunderstorm causes damage to David Drayton's house and Dark Tower fanart, he heads into town with his son and an abrasive neighbor to buy materials for repairs. Most of the town is at the local general store for the same reason, and when a thick fog rolls in they don't think much of it. Well, at least not until people begin to emerge from it bloodied by inter-dimensional monsters.
It is a good cast with a lot of recognizable working actors lead by Thomas Jane, who always looks like he is having a good time in everything he…
"Shut up, you miserable buzzard! Stoning people who piss you off is perfectly okay. They do it in the Bible, don't they? And I got lots of peas!"
A thrilling monster flick, an engaging character drama and a mysterious and atmospheric horror film all wrapped into one, Frank Darabont's The Mist is amongst my favourite Stephen King adaptations and definitely just a new favourite in general.
I honestly wasn't expecting a film that is more focused on exploring what happens to people when they're put into a hellish, unfamiliar situation rather than it's horror elements. It's all handled superbly, with an excellent cast to act it out and a writer-director who obviously knows what he's doing when it comes to…
The biggest shock of The Mist is that people inexplicably like this movie.
No but really, this is why I stopped watching the Walking Dead, because, goddamn,did it feel like an episode. Wooden performances, random drama, and depressing stories not to say anything, but to be purposelessly nihilistic. At least TWD has solid practica effects from what I remember. What was the budget on this?
Also, this is something I've noticed about Stephen king adaptations, the best ones are the ones you're surprised he was connected too. His dialogue and weird one note characters work in book form (sometimes?) but need to change for the screen. There's a reason something like this never feels more than a TV flick and movies like Carrie, The Shining, and Stand By Me are cultural touchstones.
Never read the story, so I just have the movie to go off of, but it seems Frank Darabont is one of the few guys who knows how to adapt a Stephen King story. Maybe he just understands how to dig for the right story, instead of just going for the big guns, but whatever is his process it works.
I watched the black and white version the other night, and I have to admit that this is the only version that should ever be viewed. It gives the movie the right tone and feel, except for maybe the last 20 minutes, but that's a whole other conversation. The small creature effects (flies, spiders) just look better in black and…
I enjoyed this a lot. its great horror film. lots of awesome gore in this. the whole film is bloody amazing, another great adaptation of one of Stephen Kings novels. some great spooky stuff keep you ghoulish all year round. highly recommend it. great plot, great characters and few funny bits in it as well. :D
more indepth ^^^
'All we could see were tentacles' is a line in this movie and if that's not enough to make you watch it, I don't know what is.
Great horror, loved it the first time I watched it over a decade ago, and again today! The effects have not aged well at all but aside from that this is a brutal and scary ride.
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