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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.
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.
And the award for the biggest bitch in cinematic history goes to....
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…
“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…
Odd, but ultimately good, if not a little overly long. The abstraction of fear grounded by the ending make for quite a horrific and unsettling watch.
"There's something in the mist!!!!"
Yeah, alot of CGI. This movie was ok...I wasn't bored but some parts did make me laugh. I felt as though the entire cast of The Walking Dead auditioned for this film and obviously half of them got the part which is funny since the concept is similar. I liked this because I enjoy watching situations that turn people crazy because of fear and cabin fever...true colors come out. Bitch of an ending.
Far from a simple fight or flight monster movie. Far even from a typical siege flick, or a and-then-there-were-none horror pic. Certainly within the top 5 film adaptions of King's work, and within the top two Darabont film adaptions (it's much more engrossing than Green Mile). Some of the CGI effects and grosser moments of this are a tad questionable, but the premise and slow build of this hark back to better (""who will survive?") films more concerned with character and suspense than with the gratuitous gore or shocks.
Great casting across the board, especially Jane as the everyman who grounds the insanity around him in a way we hope we might, and Harden as the psycho zealot of a…
Great. Even if some situations are heavily artificially constructed.
War of the Worlds (2005) < The Mist < Cloverfield < The Host < Night of the Living Dead
I'm now at number 10 for my 31 horror movies for october.
The black and white version of this movie gives it a 50s b-movie feel. One of the best horror movies ever made. The real horror coming from what the people are willing to do to each other. And the ending will rip you heart out.
I think this is one of the best horror movies of the past 20 years. The storyline reads like a bigger version of a twilight zone story. That ending is a punch in the gut.
Reranked to 304 on Flickchart
One of my favorite Stephen King adaptations. Even though the effects aren't amazing, the stylistic effort in the creatures is there. I love the broad cast of characters that you get to meet in the confined quarters of a grocery store.
Some people complain about the darkness of the ending but the whole movie is extremely nihilistic, that's what I like about it. It's brutal with it's views of humanity and how screwed up we can be when pushed against a wall.
It's compelling with it's story telling and character development, doesn't get bogged down in exposition and delivers some really freaky monsters.
I've never been more proud of being an atheist.
This is my second time watching this and I'm pretty sure there will never be a third. I think this is a great movie, but it's just too much. The bugs are disgusting and terrifying, the way some people died almost made me vomit, and the ending is hands down the most brutal ending I have ever seen in a movie.
But that's not even it.
Marcia Gay Harden's character is something I can't handle for a third time. I do not believe humans are inherently good. I think some people are good, but most people are morons. What happens in The Mist is exactly what would happen in this situation.…
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