The Mist by Stephen KingIts a hot, lazy day, perfect for a cookout, until you see those strange dark clouds. Suddenly a violent storm sweeps across the lake and ends as abruptly and unexpectedly as it had begun. Then comes the mist...creeping slowly, inexorably into town, where it settles and waits, trapping you in the supermarket with dozens of others, cut off from your families and the world. The mist is alive, seething with unearthly sounds and movements. What unleashed this terror? Was it the Arrowhead Project---the top secret government operation that everyone has noticed but no one quite understands? And what happens when the provisions have run out and youre forced to make your escape, edging blindly through the dim light?
The Mist (phenomenon)
The film was written and directed by Frank Darabont. Darabont had been interested in adapting The Mist for the big screen since the s. The film was commercially released in the United States and Canada on November 21, ; it performed well at the box office and received generally positive reviews. Darabont has since revealed that he had "always had it in mind to shoot The Mist in black and white", a decision inspired by such iconic films as Night of the Living Dead and the "pre-color" work of Ray Harryhausen. While the film's cinematic release was in color, the director has described the black and white print released on Blu-ray in as his " preferred version. The director revised the ending of the film to be darker than the novella's ending, a change to which King was amenable.
Sign in. 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. One night a ferocious storm hits the area, damaging their house. The storm is accompanied by a strange mist the following morning. David and Billy and their neighbour Brent Norton go into town and find themselves trapped in a grocery store with several other people.
The next day, he went to a grocery store and imagined a "big prehistoric flying reptile" causing havoc inside. The double whammy of bad weather and weird visions encouraged King to write a horror classic about people trapped in a supermarket by a mysterious mist, with some very nasty creatures lurking outside. In , Frank Darabont adapted the story for the big screen. But The Mist was way more disturbing than either of those movies, and it got even darker when Darabont wrote a new ending. The film's final twist devastated audiences, and it still traumatizes people today.