We just saw The Mist yesterday. Here’s the trailer for it:
I was a big Stephen King fan when I was younger. I read this story originally in the short story collection The Skeleton Crew. I don’t remember the story very well, but I do remember that it was good. I also remember having a text adventure game “The Mist” based on this movie for my Apple IIc, similar to Zork. Most of the Stephen King books I’ve read more recently have been disappointing. I read “The Cell”, which was good throughout the entire book, and then the end just sucked big time. He didn’t tie anything together like most good writers do. He just ended it, and I felt cheated.
Some of his film adaptations have been great. Some just OK. I saw 1408 and that was just average for me. I’m saying all this so you know I don’t just go nuts over everything associated with Stephen King.
Now, about The Mist movie. It was incredible. It keeps you pretty scared through the whole thing, and most movies don’t do that to me. At one point, the audience actually clapped. It had some disturbing parts, and the end was unexpected. I would highly recommend this movie. I would also highly recommend you don’t bring any really young kids to it. It’s got a more disturbing feel to it then a typical scary monster movie. I can’t say much more than that without giving away the plot.