The Mist (also known as Stephen King's The Mist) is a 2007 American science fiction horror film based on the 1980 novella The Mist by Stephen King. The film was written and directed by Frank Darabont.
After a powerful storm damages their Maine home, David Drayton (Thomas Jane) and his young son head into town to gather food and supplies. Soon afterward, a thick fog rolls in and engulfs the town, trapping the Draytons and others in the grocery store. Terror mounts as deadly creatures reveal themselves outside, but that may be nothing compared to the threat within, where a zealot (Marcia Gay Harden) calls for a sacrifice.
Why It Rocks
- It very faithful to the 1980's Stephen Kings book.
- Decent acting.
- The movie poster is well drawn.
- The setting is very scary.
- Very memorable characters, especially the aforementioned main ones.
- Decent pacing.
- There's something in the mist!
- Billy is very cute character.
- Excellent directing by Frank Darabont.
- The CGI mist creators did terrified many audiences, just like King Kong, and Jaws.
- The ending is VERY ABYSMAL. It shows that David killed Billy and his group with four bullets and was about to kill himself when the military arrived. He then realized that all of the monsters had already been exterminated and was only moments away from rescue, and so he drops to his knees, screaming in tears.