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Stephen King's The Mist (2007)
Starring: Thomas Jane, Andre Braugher, Laurie Holden, Amin Joseph,
Frances Sternhagen, Alexa Davalos, Sam Witwer, Jeff DeMunn, Brian Libby,
Marcia Gay Harden, Toby Jones
Director: Frank Darabont
U.S. Opening Date: 21 November 2007
First published in the 1980 horror anthology Dark
Forces, Stephen King's novella The Mist takes place in a Maine town where
a thick mist engulfs the area, killing those caught in its darkness.
Terrified survivors seek refuge in a supermarket, while a swarm of
murderous critters tries to get in.
Three-time Oscar-nominee Frank Darabont (The Green
Mile, The Shawshank Redemption) reunites with horror-master Stephen
King to write and direct this chilling adaptation of the author's original
short story. Following a violent thunderstorm, artist David Drayton and a
small town community come under vicious attack from creatures prowling in
a thick and unnatural mist. Local rumors point to an experiment called the
'The Arrowhead Project' conducted at a nearby top-secret military base,
but questions as to the origins of the deadly vapor are secondary to the
group's overall chances for survival. Retreating to a local supermarket,
Drayton and the survivors must face-off against each other before taking a
united stand against an enemy they cannot even see!
The Fog 2? Not quite. Here the enemy seems to be
both the mysterious fog outside (and the vicious creatures hiding in them)
as well as your fellow human victims trapped in the supermarket with you.
Anyway, we here at Sci-Fi Movie Page are a bit divided
on the movie thus far: the trailer is great (that moody music from
The Fountain and all that!) until the first
CGI beasties start popping up all over the place. They seem a bit
anti-climactic and, well, ridiculous to be honest. But we’ll see: Darabont
is more of a drama director than a horror one and it’d interesting to see
what he does with what is the 76th Stephen King adaptation (and his third)
. . .