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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.…
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I just finished reading King's novella about two days ago and loved everything besides his ending. The ending to Darabont's film, is a vast improvement in every devastating way.
I enjoyed the performances overall (although I think Mrs. Carmody could have been played by someone more older, and frankly, more scarier), and didn't mind the changes that were made from the novella. The only things I really hated was the opening (everything was just bad; acting/writing/look & feel), and the design of the spiders. The spiders, up-close, looked almost cartoonish, and didn't really strike fear the way I would have liked them too.
Alas, a well done film. I wish I would have seen it in theaters. Also, I wish I would have known to watch it in black & white as Darabont intended. That would have made for a fantastic experience.
And at last, that ending....fucking brutal.
"It appears we may have a problem of some magnitude"
Watched for the second meeting of The Film Gods: Film Club.
I enjoyed watching this film, I found the performances from the supporting actors in particular were great. Carol from The Walking Dead completely stealing the show despite only being on screen for a few minutes.
Frank Darabont is a really great and diverse Director. I think the fact that this film focuses in detail on the characters rather than just the hellish unknown danger that has trapped them in the grocery store is really impressive.
Interesting movie. We switched to watching it in black & white halfway through because I read on imdb that was Frank Darabount's intentions. It improved the feel in my opinion. Its got a pretty crazy ending.
That ending... Damn
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Stephen King says that he writes all of his stories with the goal of pleasing his wife. Judging by the characters in this story his wife must hate people.
I was a very different person in 2008 when I saw this for the first time. I bet I would have enjoyed The Walking Dead then. I hate it now, and I hate this. Fuck you Frank Darabont.
At least Toby Jones blowing away Marcia Gay Harden's character is still pretty satisfying.
Not a huge horror fan, but I really enjoyed aspects of this film.
That ending though. Yeeeaahhh.
A giant monster film based of a Stephen King novella, directed by Frank Darabont and starring Toby Jones. The Mist is as good as all that sounds
Based on a Stephen King novella, The Mist follows Thomas Jane as David Drayton, as he and his son Billy go to a local grocery store to get supplies after a thunderstorm destroys part of their home. Also in tow is David's litigious neighbour, Brent. Inside, an ominous mist envelops the supermarket, and once a citizen bursts inside in a blood-streaked frenzy, the inhabitants start to get a bit pooey in the bumhole region. So was I, to be quite honest.
The Mist’s themes deal with how ordinary people react when extraordinary things…
The Mist, while not an entirely terrible film, just seemed far too familiar. Every element has been seen before, right up until the conclusion. Monsters in the mist coming to get them, trapped in a supermarket, religious nut job, tons of ridiculous overracting. Nothing new in the whole film up until the ending, which was the one part I really did like. Tragically funny (to me) and something you never see coming. If you're a fan of unintentionally funny horror, you'll sure like this.
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Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
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