• Publication date: November 12, 2011

The Mist: A Small Town Is Terrorized Belief divides them, mystery surrounds them, but fear changes everything

A freak storm unleashes a species of blood-thirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole-up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.

A freak storm unleashes a species of blood-thirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole-up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.

The Mist is an adaptation of Stephen King's classic novella. After a vicious storm wreaks havoc in their small town in Maine, artist David Drayton heads out to the town supermarket for some much-needed supplies with his young son,

Billy, and his neighbor, Norton, in tow. Their trip soon turns to terror when a menacing white mist settles in, leaving this group of locals and out-of-towners fighting for survival against an unknown, bloodthirsty enemy.

When the local religious zealot begins to convince the group that the mist is punishment from God, Drayton and his cohorts realize that they may be trapped inside with an enemy just as dangerous as whatever is lurking outside.

Tension runs high in this tale as the trapped group faces difficult moral decisions. Should they stay and wait out the terror, or make a break for it and risk suffering a terrible fate?

Is the eerie mist the will of God, an experiment from the local military base gone awry, or, maybe, a freak natural disaster? Without modern conveniences and the normal conventions and rules to guide them, the group is easily swayed by the loudest opinion.

Will they save themselves at the expense of each other, or work as a team to save everyone? There is a decent amount of blood and gore for horror fans, some deadpan humor and just a hint of politics thrown in for good measure.

This movie is rated R for violence, terror and gore, and language.

Year: 2007

Runtime: 126 mins

Genre: Horror/ Thriller

Starring:

Toby Jones

Thomas Jane

Marcia Gay Harden

Laurie Holden

Andre Braugher

William Sadler

Directed by: Frank Darabont