31 Days of Halloween! #31. The Mist

I’m counting down my favorite 31 Horror Movies of all time. Every day this month I’ll feature one movie from my list – starting today with #31 and ending  on the 31st, Halloween, with my #1 favorite scary movie.




#31. The Mist (2007)

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Starring: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher

Plot: A violent storm hits a town in Maine, then an approaching cloud of mist appears the next morning. As the mist quickly envelops the area, a group of people get trapped in a local grocery store, among them, artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son. The people soon discover that within the mist lives numerous species of horrific, unworldly creatures that entered through an inter-dimensional rift, possibly caused by a project on a nearby military base. As the world around them turns into a literal Hell-on-earth, the horrified citizens try desperately to survive this apocalyptic disaster.

My Thoughts:

This movie is based on one of Stephen Kings best novellas which I read way back in the days and loved. I also had this awesome audiobook of the story that was done with multiple actors and sound effects. Pretty rad. And this film is pretty rad too. Directed by Frank Darabont who also scored big with his other Stephen King adaptions, The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, and was in charge of the first season of The Walking Dead (the best season so far and you’ll also notice many of the actors in The Mist show up in the AMC series). The movie expands on King’s novella and amps the tension up between the townsfolk trapped in the supermarket, so much so that we begin to fear some of them more then the monsters outside the glass windows. But when the monsters do show up they are fucking lethal. One of the best scenes takes place when a group heads into the nearby pharmacy to get some medicine and it is inhabited by the creepiest spiders ever. People with arachnophobia will shit themselves. The film ends on a bit of a downer – I won’t spoil it, but yeah, its a rough one. Oh, and there is a cool Black & White version of this movie, which gives its an even more “1950’s Giant Monster Movie” feel to it.


One response to “31 Days of Halloween! #31. The Mist

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