I'm a sucker for films set after an apocalypse so I thought a list might be useful. It is by…
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!
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.
A mist eerily rolls across a lake, suddenly immersing an entire town under a blanket of dense fog. We made it as far as the supermarket before being locked in with a large majority of the towns inhabitants scared to step outside upon seeing and hearing monsters may be encircling them outside. All is working well up to this point. And then tentacled 'things' and flying beasts appear, revealing the true nature of these hackneyed character that turns this into another Syfy special.
Thomas Jane is the best thing in it, his earthy performance deserving of far better things than this. On the other side we have Marcia Gay Haden overacting once again, her character being the one who needs…
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.…
The Mist is a great film because of the excellent horror, the interesting characters, and the thought-provoking social commentary within the science fiction. The social commentary in the film is about how fear can drive humans to do animalistic and absurd things. I thought that this was incredibly effective and was not at all heavy-handed like one might expect. If social commentary is not your thing, you will still have a great time with the horror. The horror is outstanding in this film. The monsters are incredibly unique and give a lot of great scares.
This wouldn't be a review of The Mist if I didn't mention the ending, so i'll try to address it without giving too much away.…
A decent film adaptation of my all time favorite short story of Stephen King's.
Bel filmetto! Fatto bene...ci si diverte e la storia coinvolge
Brilliant horror which looks at a terrifying situation and examines what becomes of the people trapped in it. The human horror is just as scary as the creatures outside. If I had to complain, I'd say that Marcia Gay Harden hams it up somewhat, but the cast is great all round (especially the child actor). Thomas Jane is fantastic. Probably one of the bleakest endings I've ever seen in a mainstream horror film. There are some ropey effects at play, but they don't spoil the proceedings.
One good scene involving a rope shows this could have been a decent enough contemporary version of John Carpenter's The Fog. But the rest of the film is a two hour showcase as to what's wrong with Frank Darabont's horror TV show, The Walking Dead. One-note characters who yell at each other inexplicably. No real sense of building tension, just spikes of drama and/or violence as if one consistent tone of distress is the same thing as dramatic weight. Often terrible acting. Self-satisfied nihilism. It's a laundry list of junk, but I probably wouldn't be so vitriolic if not for its awful awful ending. Up until then I was mostly just bored, but now I am actually angry.
Actually my favourite 'scary' movie of all time. The effects are pretty horrible, and it isn't the actual monsters that will scare you. It's more the idea that gets to you, as most good scary movies are able to do. I won't ruin the ending, but it'll ruin you.
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