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The Mist (2007)

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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.

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Everyone thinks of it as a harmless lightning storm. When Dave Drayton notices a strange mist on the lake, he thinks nothing of it. When he, his son, Billy Drayton, and his neighbor Brent Norton travel to the supermarket, the unthinkable happens. On their way to the market, they see the army, firefighters, and the police heading toward the mist. When he sees this Brent mentions something about "Project Arrowhead", a secret military project that no one knows about. As they are shopping, they see three soldiers walk in, pick up a few things, then head toward the mist. All eighty of the store's shoppers have no clue what is going on until an old man runs in the market with a bloody nose and declares "Something in the mist!" He tells them to close the door. About five seconds after they close the door, the entire store shakes, as though it has been lifted several feet above the ground. When David is asked to check on the generator, he finds the loading dock door being pushed on by ... Written by mviedirctr354

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

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

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21 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's The Mist  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,931,973 (USA) (22 November 2007)

Gross:

$25,592,632 (USA) (14 March 2008)
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Trivia

Despite the setting in Maine, the film was shot entirely in Minden, Louisiana. To Frank Darabont's delight, Stephen King could not distinguish it from Maine when watching the film See more »

Goofs

Central Maine Power (CMP) trucks have an orange cargo area with a white cab, unlike those shown in the film. See more »

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[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 »

Connections

Referenced in A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The Host of Seraphim
Written by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry
Performed by Dead Can Dance
Courtesy of 4AD Ltd.
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Hey Honey, Have you MIST me?
5 April 2008 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I'm a normal guy, watching movies. And never, EVER have I stumbled upon a movie anything like this. I watch about 20 - 25 movies a month and this month, has been special. This is a spectacular movie, it contains almost everything from comedy to really emotionally powerful scenes. Stephen King is really a genius when it comes to this kind of books/movies.

The music used in this movie fits the situations extremely well and I've got to say, I'm completely baffled. Even today, when I hear music remotely close to what used to the end of this movie, it gets me thinking. People have said it before, and I will say it again. This movie is something you have to watch at least one time in your life.

Thanks for reading my comment :P


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