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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 24 Nov. 2008
This review is from: The Mist (2 Disc Edition) [DVD] (DVD)
I bought this DVD with a little hesitence due to the somewhat hit and miss history of movie adaptations in the past.The name of Frank Darabont swung me in the end due to his stunning work 'The Green Mile' and 'Shawshank..'.I sat down on a sunday afternoon with a thought of hopefully just being entertained for a couple of hours,as a fan of of thoughtful horror i was not prepared for this at all.I am not going to spoil the plot for inquisitive buyers but suprisingly this got to me on an emotional level thanks to Frank Darabont sticking to his guns about an ending that will stay with me for some time.I beleive this to be a classic in the genre..it certainly makes alot of so called modern horror look frankly hopeless.The feeling that struck me and one which fascinated was the atmosphere of something H.P Lovecraft may have influenced..i enjoy reading his stories and was minded of 'The Call Of Cthulhu'not overtly but in the feeling of where the threat in the film has come from.
As i say no spoilers but the use of Dead Can Dance 'The Host Of Seraphim' in the last few scenes was inspired and heightened the emotional power this builds to.
I hope this will encourage you to view this film.It did not seem to get a well publicised release in the cinemas but dont be put off by this.If a story is more important to you than endless gore(there are some cracking set pieces though)This may be for you.I cant recommend this highly enough.A great piece of work.
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Initial post: 27 Nov 2014 12:49:27 GMT
Peter Gray says:
To have Frank Darabont's name attached to a Stephen King project has so far proven to be a guarantee the film will deliver. "The Shawshank Redemption" & "Green Mile" are both outstanding examples, "The Mist" makes a twist (sorry) and delivers an experience unlike any I had seen before but, as with the two previous titles, is one you'll never forget. I loved the little "Dark Tower" teaser cameo at the start of the film (if you know, you know) and hope that after all of the dust settles it'll be Frank Darabont who is chosen to weave the same epic majesty & magic of real world characters in otherworldly situations that the Tower series demands and that Mr Darabont has shown he is more than capable of creating.

I've only just this minute managed to track down "The Woman In The Room" on YouTube. The film which started the long friendship between the Author and the Director, but I'll watch it tonight, in the dark, alone, with the lights turned off :)
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