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Old January 5 2009, 03:16 AM   #16
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Re: Just watched Stephen King's The Mist....

Loved The Mist. One of my favorite stories by King, and now one of my favorite horror films. The ending comepletely took me by surprise. Watching the black and white version on the DVD is also fun; makes me feel like I'm watching a lost horror film from the late fifties/early sixties.

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Old January 5 2009, 04:23 AM   #17
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Re: Just watched Stephen King's The Mist....

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I think it made sense given the situation they were in. Analyzing it logically after the shock had worn off, I realized the sensible thing to do would have been to hold off on the murder/suicide-minus-suicide until there was an immediate threat (there's a monster right there about to kill them, say), and otherwise sit and wait just in case some kind of rescue comes. That way, they'd maximize their (admittedly slim) chances.
I think they gave up too easily, but then I'm influenced by the book where the characters did have the wherewithal to find more gas and food and keep going into the mist. While the Lovecraftian creatures are drawn to prey, they're not everywhere at once; it wouldn't be suicide to risk leaving the car for a minute or two to refuel at a gas station while somebody else stands guard with the gun before dashing off again--or, at least, not as suicidal as the literal act.

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Old January 5 2009, 05:51 PM   #18
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Re: Just watched Stephen King's The Mist....

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The movie was easily the best adaptation of a King story ever (which, granted, isn't difficult)
Well, most adaptations of King's writings would be easy to top, but in addition to this one there was also The Shawshank Redemption...
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Old January 6 2009, 05:42 AM   #19
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Re: Just watched Stephen King's The Mist....

And The Green Mile.

Edited to add: all three directed by Frank Darabont. I think he should do some more. It's obvious he is THE man to adapt King. Mind you, Rob Reiner's Stand By Me was pretty good too.

And I still get a lot of enjoyment out of Creepshow.
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Re: Just watched Stephen King's The Mist....

I didnt find this movie depressing at all, I laughed the entire time. But then again, I am a horror fan, and I do find King's stuff a bit dry.

The only thing I really enjoyed about the movie was the old pea lady, I wanted one really badly.
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Old January 6 2009, 10:49 AM   #21
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Re: Just watched Stephen King's The Mist....

Creepshow is one of my favorite movies; I wasn't really counting it because it was an original script and not an adaptation.
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