Another great movie from a Stephen King story. I've seen it several times, and I just watched this trailer and got goosebumps, lol. Tony mentioned he couldn't get into this film, so I'm hoping the trailer will get him to give it another shot.
Oh yeah man. All kinds of things in the mist. The story is that the local Army base is conducting experiments with other dimensions, and apparently they succeed in opening one and allowing the creatures from that dimension into ours. Some not so bad, but can still pack a nasty punch. Some gargantuan.
I won't say any more, as I don't want to spoil it for you, but you gotta see this movie.
One more thing to add about The Mist. The ending in the story was different than the ending to the movie. King himself has said he likes the ending to the movie much better than the ending of his story. The monsters alone are worth seeing in this one.
Watching this right now, and I love this film. I think it's even better seeing it in black and white, how Frank Darabont wanted it to be. It's a great story (I gotta read the short one day) and with a depressing ending. A true modern day classic.
It's also interesting seeing so many people Darabont uses over and over again in his films. They play such completely different characters, it's amazing what he can do with the same people. Plus interesting seeing Melissa McBride before The Walking Dead, even if only for 3 minutes. Never knew she was in anything else.
Darabont has made 3 films I adore, and they are all based off of King stories. The Shawshank Redemption. The Green Mile. The Mist. Then there is The Majestic and The Walking Dead ep 1: Days Gone By. The man is damn good at what he does.
Hearing Darabont talk about the importance of B&W films in the intro to The Mist makes me want to see most other films in both color and B&W and compare them all. This is a man who loves his artform.
It's easily one of the best film conversions ever done with a King story or book. King has even said the ending in the movie was way better than what he wrote in the story. What's weird is there are articles about endings that completely ruined movies and this one is always included. I thought the ending rocked, in a very sad sort of way.
The horrible way it ended is what made the film so good. All that, and they gave up, only to have it pass right afterwards? Damn, that's cold. More movies need sad endings like that. People are just pissed it made them feel.
The Mist is a horror novella by the American author Stephen King, in which the small town of Bridgton, Maine is suddenly enveloped in an unnatural mist that conceals otherworldly monsters. It was first published as the first and longest story of the horror anthology Dark Forces in 1980. A slightly edited version was included in King's collection Skeleton Crew (1985). The story is the longest entry in Skeleton Crew and occupies the first 134 pages. To coincide with the theatrical release of the film based on the novella, The Mist was republished as a stand-alone paperback book by Signet on October 2, 2007