THE MIST (2007) Reviews and overview

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The Mist is a 2007 American science fiction horror film based on the 1980 novella of the same name by Stephen King. The film was written and directed by Frank Darabont, who had previously adapted Stephen King’s works The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. Darabont had been interested in adapting The Mist for the big screen since the 1980s.

The movie stars Thomas Jane, Laurie Holden, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Samuel Witwer, Toby Jones, Nathan Gamble, Melissa McBride, Andre Braugher, and Frances Sternhagen.

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Revolves around members of the small town of Bridgton, Maine who, after a severe thunderstorm causes the power to go out the night before, meet in a supermarket to pick up supplies. While they struggle to survive an unnatural mist which envelops the town and conceals vicious, otherworldly monsters, extreme tensions rise among the survivors…

“I love horror movies. Good ones are rare. A great one comes along once every 10 or 15 years if we’re lucky. The Mist is a great one—the best horror flick I’ve seen in a long, long time.” DVD Verdict

“It’s rare to find a creature feature that actually delivers when it comes to fear factor, but The Mist is a wonderful throwback to those movies that scared the jeepers out of us as kids, and had us sleeping with the lights on with a chair propped up against the closet door.” Screenjabber


“Author Stephen King and director Frank Darabont raise our expectations with their track records (Darabond’s Green Mile and Shawshank Redemption, for example) but it takes a great deal of suspension of your critical faculties to sit through The Mist un-irritated. Most of the problem is that the characters are so stupid, and even though the screenplay embraces this stupidity and exalts in it through some of the less stupid characters, it’s not enough.” Urban Cinefile



Cast and characters:
Thomas Jane … David Drayton
Marcia Gay Harden … Mrs Carmody
Laurie Holden … Amanda Dunfrey
Andre Braugher … Brent Norton
Toby Jones … Ollie Weeks
William Sadler … Jim
Jeffrey DeMunn … Dan Miller
Frances Sternhagen … Irene Reppler
Nathan Gamble … Billy Drayton
Alexa Davalos … Sally
Chris Owen … Norm
Sam Witwer … Private Jessup
Robert C. Treveiler … Bud Brown
David Jensen … Myron
Andy Stahl … Mike Hatlen
Buck Taylor … Ambrose Cornell
Brandon O’Dell … Bobby Eagleton
Jackson Hurst … Joe Eagleton
Brian Libby … Biker
Susan Malerstein-Watkins … Hattie
Mathew Greer … Silas
Juan Gabriel Pareja … Morales
Walter Fauntleroy … Donaldson
Amin Joseph … M.P.
Kelly Collins Lintz … Steff Drayton
Julio Cesar Cedillo … Father
Ron Clinton Smith … Mr Mackey
Gregg Brazzel … Tom Smalley

Production companies:
Dimension Films
Darkwoods Productions
The Weinstein Company

Technical details:
2 hours 6 minutes
Colour and Black and white versions (Director’s Cut)
Aspect ratio: 1.85: 1
Audio: Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

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