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The Mist

2 h 6 min2007X-RayNR
When a mysterious mist, and the supernatural creatures within, falls across their town in the wake of a violent storm, a group of local citizens must fend for themselves while trapped inside a local supermarket.
Frank Darabont
Thomas JaneMarcia Gay HardenLaurie Holden
English [CC]
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4.1 out of 5 stars

1031 global ratings

  1. 54% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 22% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 14% of reviews have 3 stars
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Hugh FinneganReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 July 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
All time classic horror
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First thing I'm going to say is that this is one of my all-time favourite movies and I have watched it countless times. I have it on Blu-Ray and wanted to add a streaming service version but was dismayed that it wasn't on Amazon streaming for a very long time. Finally, it arrived and I purchased right away!

The Mist is directed by Frank Darabont who is a big fan of Stephen King and has also directed other King novels: The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. He is also responsible for helping create The Walking Dead TV series. The film is based on part of the Novella 'Skeleton Crew' which itself is a collection of shorter stories, all gathered as an anthology (which I've also read, being a fan of Stephen King).

I'll grant, some of the creature effects haven't aged well. In fact, Darabont shot a black and white version of the film and wanted that to be the released version but the studio said no. The black and white version does cover some of the flaws in the effects and gives the movie a 1950s style 'creature feature' feel (which was what Darabont wanted).

Effects aside, this in no way takes away from the tension, the shocks, scares and excitement of the movie. The set pieces are executed fantastically and the use of many hand-held shots really ramp up the tension. The creatures are all deliciously horrible and varied and absolutely terrifying!

But the most terrifying element of the movie is not even the monstrosities in the mist, it's the examination of the human psyche and what fear, trauma and isolation can do to a person's mind. Add to the mix, a religious fanatic who can use this opportunity to brainwash these terrified people - we really get to see how quickly the mind can snap.

This is not a run-of-the-mill horror movie with throwaway characters but a well crafted story with well-rounded and believable characters. You care about these people and believe their situation and how they react. The film is well acted, well directed and well paced and Darabont has created something special.

I have adored this movie from the very first time I watched it in 2007 and it will always be one of my favourite movies of all time. An underrated classic
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Thomas Francis JosephReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 June 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not to everyone's taste but I loved it
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An interesting adaptation of the Stephen King novella by Frank Darabont. I liked it a lot but see that it has some seriously mixed reviews unlike his previous 2 translation of King's tales to the big screen. I think the crux of the movie centres on the reaction of the characters to a completely appalling change to their circumstances and thus bears similarity to Darabont's adaption of Kirkman's Walking Dead, specifically the first series. As mentioned in other reviews there are several actors who appear in both the Walking Dead and The Mist. It's been a long time since I read the original novella by Stephen King but I recall it being somewhat of an homage to Lovecraft's work than the movie, but that was a few decades back; so my memory may be faulty. I thought the acting was excellent. Because it is a tale of how people react to extraordinary circumstances the low grade special effects did not diminish the film. It is obvious that unlike the Shawshank Redemption this is not a film that will be universally liked but would recommend the film on the basis that you may love it like I did or hate it as did others but it does not seem to produce a neutral reaction so give it a go.
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Rev.Frankie Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 February 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great film , most dramatic ending of all time
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Love this film and also the series , they've managed to capture what would no doubt happen in an apocalypse type situation with a few nods to the great John carpenter in the beginning too.
What's not to love an easy 5 stars
BobReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 October 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
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One of the better film adaptations of Stephen Kings work. Characters are believable and the tension builds nicely. Well acted and a nice part for Toby Jones with a slightly dodgy American accent. Recommended
PrideOfNottinghamReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 February 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good King adaptation
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One of the better Stephen King adaptations. The more you see the less scary the monsters are but the main segment of the film is well done. The ending is questionable but that's King for you. Worth a watch.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 October 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
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We turned off halfway through. This should not be a paid for film. Was not worth £1.99! Would not recommend. Seemed to be a good cast but let down by the shoddy script rewrite of the classic 70s The Fog
NadeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 September 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
I like this film
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I pretty much ran out of things to watch recently and was bored so thought this would be a safe bet to re watch. And I like this film think it's still good this time round.
Like the charecters and how different people would react differently is this type of situation. Good film, brutal ending. Entertaining.
NickReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 January 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gruesome Suprises
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Really enjoyed this unexpected gem. It’s pretty old but is totally gripping if you like supernatural horror & monsters. Some interesting interactions between the ‘survivors’ and totally unexpected ending. Recomended
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