The Mist Review

Fear changes everything

The Mist stars Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Toby Jones, Laurie Holden, Sam Witwer, Andre Braugher and William Sadler.

After a violent storm hits a town, the people of the town are looking to get food and stock up when a weird mist appears on the horizon. David Drayton (Thomas Jane) and his son are out shopping for supplies when the mist takes over the town. When the mist quickly covers the town, a man says there is something in the mist. The supermarket shuts its doors to prevent the mist coming in, but they soon realise there is something living inside the mist. They quickly discover that these creatures are not from this world and have taking a fancy to a bit of human meat. The team inside the supermarket must decide whether they are going to stay and wait it out or whether they should take a chance and enter the mist.

The Mist is a very simple horror film, the story is quite basic and something we have seen done many times before, but I felt that it worked because using the mist as the horror was quite unique. The acting is fine for a horror film, there were a few familiar faces from The Walking Dead. The production of this film was obviously quite cheap, but it was based of a Stephen King novel. I still really enjoyed the fun, it feels a little bit light hearted sometimes and in a way slightly like James Gunn’s Slither. The CGI of the creatures wasn’t too bad but it was made 8 years ago and I don’t think it takes you out of the film at all. When you hear its called The Mist, you kind of think “oh, fog how scary” but when you actually watch it, you are caring about the characters and the movie is creepy. Because you care about the characters, you kind of thing what would I do in a similar situation, which is always good in a film. The ending is a bit dark but I will let you see that for yourselves.

Overall, I rate The Mist 7/10. It was a pretty enjoyable film but it did not blow me away. If you aren’t a big horror fan you can still enjoy it, as it was not too scary at all, but there is a lot of blood.

What did you think of The Mist?

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Phil says:

    Excellent ending. One of my favourites.

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