The Mist, a movie review

A movie review written by Lee Sonogan

2h6min (2007) Horror, sci-fi

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Irene: [after hurling a can of peas at Mrs. Carmody] Shut up, you miserable buzzard! Stoning people who piss you off is perfectly okay. They do it in the Bible, don’t they? And I got lots of peas!

Originally a novella written by Stephen King, it is documented that he was frightened when he saw this movie. Somewhat underrated and lost to time, I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to be afraid in the confines of a supermarket. IMDB describes this movie as A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.

Budget $18 Million – Box Office $57.3 Million

Right away the hysteria of the survivors leads to interesting conflicts. The mist overlooms the windows of their narrow environment. Acting-wise each key actor showed the realistic panic needed. Surviving as new elements are introduced delivering action scenes and development of the plot.

Finally, it concludes with one of the most memorable scenes to end a film (Remaining as intended being politically incorrect). I ponder if this ending was the same as the original novella. Shocking in its portrayal, the suspense unloads twists and horrific imagery. Also having a solid cast, most of them made their career from their performances in this.

Ollie: As a species we’re fundamentally insane. Put more than two of us in a room, we pick sides and start dreaming up reasons to kill one another. Why do you think we invented politics and religion?

7.8/10

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