posted on 09:40 - 12.05.2009 in entertainment
These days there is something we come to expect from Stephen King novels when they come to the screen. I have to admit that I’ve never read one of his books; I’m not a big book reader at all. Horror and / or scariness is done very well. Besides public speaking, the unknown is something that scares the b-jesies out of many regular folks. Usually, movies tackle this with darkness, but in the case of “The Mist” it’s done with jelly. Haha, no, it’s mist.
There is also a good cast of regular people playing regular people. Even with it’s absolute wackiness it doesn’t seem like this could never happen. Contrary to pop-horror with undergrads getting slayed by a masked psycho, this movie contains people that actually have a high potential of reminding you of people that you know from your town.
The movie is set in a small town supermarket with most of the town people and a few “out of towners” doing emergency shopping after a big storm hit the town (how many times can you fit town in a sentence). Then the mist comes. Then something from within the mist comes. Then the madness comes from within the people themselves. I don’t want to spoil it, you gotta download it for yourself.. I mean rent it legitimately or buy the DVD from a real store, but the ending… damn!