The Mist

The Mist

The Mist

Frank Darabont, director of everyone's favourite film The Shawshank Redemption, adapts another Stephen King work. This time it's an apocalyptic horror story set in a small town in Maine, USA.

David Drayton (Thomas Jane) and his five-year-old son Billy are among a large group of terrified townspeople trapped in a local grocery store by a strange, otherworldly mist. David is the first to realise that there are things lurking in the mist… deadly, horrifying things that entered this world through an inter-dimensional rift. Survival depends on everybody in the store pulling together… but is that possible, given human nature? As reason crumbles in the face of fear and panic, David begins to wonder what terrifies him more: the monsters outside in the mist, or the ones inside the store, the human kind, the people who until now had been his friends and neighbours? In particular, he faces the wrath of the deeply religious Mrs. Carmody (Marcia Gay Harden) who belives that Armaggedon has arrived on earth.

Of his film, Darabont says "How primitive do people get? It's Lord of the Flies that happens to have some cool monsters in it."

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The Mist / Reviews

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Nifty, unusually spry, and almost shockingly pessimistic...

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Frank Darabont ditches the warm and fuzzies for out-and-out cynicism about mankind's capacity for goodness and altruism...

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E! Online

E! Online

Writer-director Frank Darabont hits every colour in the feel-bad rainbow in this powerful adaptation of one of Stephen King's scariest works.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Until the director Frank Darabont decides that he's saying something important instead of making a nifty horror movie, The Mist isn't half bad.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

It is a competently made Horrible Things Pouncing on People Movie.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

Explores issues as fundamentally elusive as the nature of man, the existence of God and the purpose of religion, and its conclusions aren't going to leave anybody feeling too good about whatever they believe.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

The movie has plenty of payoff, especially in the exciting and nerve-wracking final hour.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Darabont successfully finds the squelchy heart of King's story, and keeps it pumping until the ugly end.

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CNN

CNN

A horror movie of real conviction. It deserves to be a hit.

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