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The Mist (2007)

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A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... David Drayton
... Mrs. Carmody
... Amanda Dunfrey
... Brent Norton
... Ollie Weeks
... Jim
... Dan Miller
... Irene Reppler
... Billy Drayton
... Sally
... Norm
... Private Jessup
... Bud Brown (as Robert Treveiler)
... Myron
... Woman With Kids at Home
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Storyline

The Draytons - David, Steff and their son Billy - live in a small Maine town. One night a ferocious storm hits the area, damaging their house. The storm is accompanied by a strange mist the following morning. David and Billy and their neighbour Brent Norton go into town and find themselves trapped in a grocery store with several other people. There they discover that the mist contains something frightening and intent on killing humans. Written by grantss

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,931,973, 24 November 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,593,755
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Trivia

Actor Sam Witwer plays the role of Private Jessup in the film. Singer/actor Sheb Wooley, who is said by many to be the voice behind the Wilhelm scream, played a role with the same name and rank in the movie Distant Drums (1951), which is the first movie that features the Wilhelm scream. See more »

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Mrs. Carmody is supposedly a devout Christian, yet refers to the book of "Revelation" as "Revelations". This mistake is quite common even among people who claim to be devout Christians. She is not an ideal model of mental health, either, allowing some leeway in this matter. See more »

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[first lines]
Billy Drayton: Whoa!
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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 »

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A great horror movie and a great deal more!
20 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Most modern horror movie are simply ((insert expletive here)) these days. They either end up as a PG13 (ooh, scary!) or they end up with the hero winking into the camera and riding off into the sunset.

The Mist does none of this. It is scary, violent and follows through to a logical, hardcore horror ending. The last horror film this good was 28 Days Later (kinda) or the Dawn of the Dead redo (for sure).

I don't need spoilers to get across that if you're a horror fan and you want to see a good kick ass R rated horror flick, you've come to the right place. Hell, even my wife thought it kicked ass and she's a stickler for logic in movies.

Just make sure you're not sitting next to any plate glass windows and you'll be fine! Oh, and if you read original novella, like I did, you'll also be pleasantly surprised because THIS movie is true to the story it came from.

Well done Frank Darabont for directing a great Stephen King adaptation ... how about doing The Stand next?


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