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The Mist (2007)

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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.

Director:

Frank Darabont

Writers:

Frank Darabont (screenplay), Stephen King (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 (as Robert Treveiler)
David Jensen ... Myron
Melissa McBride ... Woman With Kids at Home
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Storyline

The Draytons - David, Steff and their son Billy - live in a small Maine town. 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. There they discover that the mist contains something frightening and intent on killing humans. Written by grantss

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Belief divides them, mystery surrounds Them, but fear changes everything See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, terror and gore, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's The Mist See more »

Filming Locations:

Minden, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,931,973, 25 November 2007

Gross USA:

$25,594,957

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,293,715
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color | Black and White (Director's Cut)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

It took a while to configure, but the loading dock effect of having the mist stay at the open roll-up door without spilling in "had to do with temperature in the room and air pressure," and they could control it by adjusting the temperature. See more »

Goofs

Strangely enough, the Military convoy at the end of the film is led by a self-propelled howitzer, not a tank. This type of vehicle was not meant to be on the front-lines, but was a support weapon, and thus wasn't suited to lead a convoy into a danger zone. An actual tank, which should have led the line, can be seen in the back as the convoy goes by. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Billy Drayton: Whoa!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits begin as the song at the end of the film fades out. As the end credits roll up the screen, the sounds of military vehicles (helicopters, tanks, APCs, etc.) can be heard over the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

In two little Scenes the German/European-Version of the film is longer than the US-Version. See more »


Soundtracks

The Mist: Original Score
Performed by 'The Sodden Dog Electronic Arts Society'
Composed By Mark Isham
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User Reviews

better than expected horror film, not for the under 12 crowd
5 December 2007 | by jewbearjoshSee all my reviews

sometimes you have to catch a film on a big screen, while it is still in movie theaters. "The Mist" is clearly in that category. I will be thinking about this scary, moving, smart, and original work for days. I would like to say nice job for the screenplay, and direction, to Frank Durabant. He obviously understands the genre, and how to keep an audience engaged for a few hours, in the dark. There really is not much more to say about "The Mist." The cast, lead by Thomas Jane and Marcia Gay Harden, is brilliant. Some of the camera shots are amazing. The look of the supernatural creatures is stunning. The sound design in this film is creepy, and beautiful. The production design, art direction, is great. Every aspect of film making comes together here.

To summarize the story-in a small town in Main, VI, a man/David Drayton/and his son, join a big group of people hiding from supernatural creatures in a supermarket. These bug like creatures are brought to the town by a mist, which envelopes the town, and everyone there. I would describe "The Mist" as a cross between "8 Legged Freaks," and "War of the Worlds." It is original, scary, dark, serious, smart, and moving.

I have one large problem, though. The ending, which I will not discuss in detail with my comments, is in my opinion to realistic. We go to the movies to escape reality, not to visit reality. However, please do not wait for this film to appear at the DVD store. You might miss out on the chance to get real close to your date, when you get scared and you want him or her to protect you.

In closing, I will be brief. Do not miss this film. Go. I am real happy I had the chance to see "The Mist" in a theater. My hope is that you all get that chance as well.


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