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.…
Der ganze Film ist eher Schrott, aber der Schluss ist gut...
Thomas jane is hiding out having just stolen a load of drew struzans paintings when a storm hits and trashes part of his house. he goes, with his kid and a neighbour, to the town store.
this particular store is a bit of a hang out for walking dead actors and mad religious types. a mist descends.
giant tentacled monsters and flying bugs with nasty stings start killing everyone. the religious nutters start offering sacrifices and Thomas jane decides to leg it with 2 walking dead actors, his kid and an old woman who throws some peas.
which leads to one of the biggest slap in the face 'fuck you' endings ive seen in a while.
if you like your monsters 50's style and can handle some gore and a manically depressing ending then this should be watched.
Stephen King's story is brilliant, Frank Darabont's direction is skillful, the performances are great (Marcia Gay Harden's, in particular), and the ending is perfect.
Com um roteiro mais profundo do que parece, que fala de fanatismo religioso e da índole do Homem em situações limites, Darabont ultrapassa as limitações do gênero e faz um filme pra lá de interessante. Pode ser visto como uma prequel de "The Walking Dead""
The effect this film had on me makes it one of my all time favourite movies.
That ending is literally the greatest thing I've ever seen in my life.
Certainly has its moments, and Darabont builds up the tension very well, but I lost interest once the beasties had legs. And tentacles. The ending, however, IS worth waiting for, and lingers long in the memory. If only more directors (or studios?) were this brave...
Man, I haven't been this mesmerized by a film only to be completely infuriated by the ending in a looong time. The set-up is great, a mysterious mist takes over a town and the mist is filled with violent yet unseen creatures. A bunch of the townspeople trapped in a grocery store are forced to figure out a way to survive. The ambience of this movie is absolutely unfuckwithable, Darabont does so much with so little (the plot is paper thin), I was engrossed almost immediately, edge of your seat shit. The sense of doom and fear was great and honestly it constantly reminded me of Lang's classics Fury and M as far as the horrifying power of mob mentality.…
ending was 3/5, the rest was 1/5.
overall 2/5, rent don't buy.
Dude..... 3 actors in this later when on to be big roles in AMC'S The Walking Dead.... (Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, and Melissa McBride for anyone who cares.)
But this movie, the second time im watching it, first watched it years and years ago.... And for the most part it held up! Now this is not an out and out horror movie. I would much rather label it a disaster movie, or a survival thriller. But for those horror haters, eh, don't worry about it.
The movie is pretty good throughout, accept for its "Commentary on humans under the influence of fear." There is this fear mongering religious character in the movie who rallies everyone up by means of religion.…
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