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!
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.…
For some reason, Stephen King's short stories always end up being brilliant movie adaptations. The thrill and feel of the story is perfectly captured by Frank Darabont in The Mist. Keeping the average CGI aside, the story is strong, the direction is a very polished look at a close knit small town neighbourhood that is stuck in a supermarket. The will to survive forces friendly neighbours on each other. Special mention goes to Marcia Harden who plays the religious zealot Mrs. Carmady.
But the highlight of the movie is its ending, which is the best I have seen in a long time. Period. You are stuck and mesmerised as the ending credits roll by. Hauntingly beautiful, the ending.
not super bad
Stoning people who piss you off is perfectly ok. They do it in the Bible, and I have lots of peas.
So, many people have a problem with the ending. Depending on my mood I hate or I tolerate it.
FUCK THAT ENDING.
Did I have you going? Probably not, you most likely saw my rating first. The Mist has the perfect premise for ambiguity, but Frank Darabont has very specific and powerful messages he wants to convey. The film is everything from a condemnation of religious extremism to a examination of human nature when faced with a mysterious undefined doomsday scenario to a critique of military secrecy.
It can definitely be argued that they there could've been better character done, especially considering the confined setting. But it does just enough to make us care about everyone we need to. Our protagonist David Drayton (Thomas Jane) is rightly the most complex character. He has the perfect mix of…
Frank Darabont's Stephen King adaptation of The Mist is an entertaining little homage to old-timey B-movies. The digital effects don't entirely hold up eight years later, but they're serviceable enough and never really detract from the experience. However, the black and white version helps camouflage the antiquated and textureless computer generated monsters and is my preferred way of viewing the film.
I have no idea what made me watch 'The Mist'. Maybe I thought it would be like 'The Fog' which I like (original version), I was wrong. Scary mist hits small town story with lots of 'Don't go out there it took Hank' dialogue.
Nevertheless, the film did seem to have a budget with decent location shots and handy camera work, but unfortunately most of the actors were extras who had speaking/screaming parts.
I know 'The Mist' is fiction, however there are so many parts in the film when you find yourself questioning the decision of the main characters, no logic. I can't go in to detail because spoilers, but still.
The end of the film is weird. Again I…
A film that would score at least a two and a half, at a stretch maybe even a three. But it is elevated by one of the best endings in cinematic history.
I saw this in theaters when it initially came out, have not seen it since. I remember it well, so I got the Blu Ray and wanted to test out a new TV with something and settled on this.
The good news is that the image is great. The CG is pretty dated. That's to be expected. The dialogue can cut a little to close to king's prose, which is rarely natural or organic.
It watches like the fever dream (or nightmare) of a moderate liberal during the Bush presidency. The military are tacitly responsible for the problem. The religious are outwardly making the problem worse. And the main characters just want to get on living. It feels less frightening in 2015 than it would have in 2007.
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
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