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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's The Mist  »

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Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The line, "My life for you", spoken by Mrs. Carmody in the film, is a recurring line in other Stephen King texts, spoken by villainous characters to Randall Flagg (alias Walter O'Dim, Marten Broadcloak, etc.), the super-powered master of evil in several King stories. See more »


When the tree "falls" through the window of the house at the beginning of the film, it comes straight in. The tree was clearly pushed into the window, rather than falling over. See more »


[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 »


References It (1990) See more »


The Vicious Blues
from Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Written by Mark Isham
Courtesy of Miramax Film Corp.
Under license from the Disney Music Group / New Line Productions, Inc. / Alan Rudolph and The Estate of Robert B. Altman
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User Reviews

A great film with awesome depth of characters
1 July 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I won't go into details as I don't want to ruin this film for everyone, but I will highly recommend it! One warning: Do not watch this film expecting a cheesy/entertaining horror, or even a high-quality entertaining slasher as this film is -all- about the characters and how extreme circumstances can bring out the extreme sides of human nature.

By the end of the film I was literally on the edge of my seat - cider forgotten - with my hand over my mouth.

Masterfully written screenplay (from the original short story by Stephen King) and masterfully directed, anyone who is generally sceptical about adaptations of Stephen King "horrors" will be rewarded by watching this, Frank Darabont has done a typically marvelous job (see Shawshank and Green Mile) and well and truly delivered.

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