Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The Mist

A movie adaption of Stephen King's short story, The Mist, will be opening in theaters on Wednesday, November 21 (the day before Thanksgiving). The short story first appeared in Dark Forces (1980), a horror anthology, and was later included in Stephen King's own short-story collection, Skeleton Crew (1985).

It is one creepy story about a mysterious mist that envelopes a small Maine town. The towns people gather and soon learn that there are creatures in the mist that are feasting on people, and that a secret project had been going on (The Arrowhead Project) across the lake from their town. It was from this direction that the mist first began to cover the land. They take up shelter in a grocery store, but soon the traits of human nature show through: fear, mistrust, doubt, hopelessness. As the people begin to turn on one another, a small group make a run for it, find a car in the hard-to-see-through mist, and head out to find other life...and to see if the mist ever ends.

The movie was written and directed by Frank Darabont, who did a great job with two previous Stephen King works that he turned into movies: The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. The Mist is one of my all-time favorite works by Mr King (who, I might add, lives in Bangor, Maine, less than15 minutes from where I live in Orono). With Frank Darabont writing and directing this, I expect this to be a really good movie and I can't wait until it gets here!

But, it must get here first. Why do I say that? Well, when I woke up this morning and looked out my window, here's what I saw:


I'm currently afraid to go least until the mist burns off.
If it burns off.....

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Blogger The Sci-Fi Fanatic said...

Downright great writing- very funny stuff!

7:37 PM  

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