Mist, The
  Fan submitted reviews of Mist, The (Movie):
Posted By: Hippy Pickle - March 7th, 2013 11:27:45 am EST

You know I'm pretty suprised that no-one seems to have noticed that the picture David is painting right at the start is Roland Deshain stood in front of a door with the dark tower in the background and a rose to one side :)

Posted By: Jrockstar - February 25th, 2013 8:01:09 pm EST

I regret to say, I loved this film until the end. It reminded me of "The Storm of the Century" type feel throughout. However, although creatively done, the ending has left me with a very disturbed feeling to the point I have not, and regretfully as mentioned, will never watch this again. As a result, I literally hate the film...Just a personal opinion of course...

Posted By: Pandabear - December 22nd, 2012 7:15:38 am EST

this movie was incredible, a real king movie. the only movie i saw in my life that gives me a real creep and stayed after it with a real bad feeling. what is real horror, killing your own child to spare him for worser thats the worst nightmare. incredible and fantastic story.

Posted By: Misty Brooks - July 11th, 2012 4:07:00 pm EDT

hey mr stephen king i love all of your books and movies

Posted By: Frankie - June 25th, 2012 7:19:27 pm EDT

i just want to watch your movie on computer!

Posted By: Church_came_back - June 25th, 2012 12:59:08 pm EDT

i read this story and it was so good! i cant wait to see the movie!!!

Posted By: Leon - April 2nd, 2012 2:33:45 pm EDT

The greatest Part is when [while reading] Stephen King can bring a person to tears with laughter as he masterfully describes the characteristics of each person in this piece and I remember this reading of Mrs. Carmody Great Fun and I CAN'T WAIT to see the motion picture version too!! Hope to see you in Duma Key if I can't catch you at Moody's Mr. King and thanks to you also Fans and Friends.....leon aka Miles Walker in St Petersburg

Posted By: Emmy - October 4th, 2011 2:36:04 pm EDT

My thoughts are thst this SUCKS... I liked the other stuff better...have a nice day

Posted By: Thomas Jane - June 3rd, 2011 9:44:41 am EDT

loved this movie thomas janes emotion in the final scene just about had me crying and i didnt even cry when my own father killed himself

Posted By: ScooterGirl - May 17th, 2011 12:22:06 am EDT

This has always been one of my favorite Stephen King stories. As for the movie, I believe that the screenwriter did the right thing by not leaving the ending open as the short story did. If he/she hadn't, the audience would leave feeling they had been set up to plunk down money for a Part 2 in the future. No chance of THAT happening. Shocking? Yes. Smart? Absolutely.

Posted By: Anonymous - May 12th, 2011 11:14:49 am EDT

Stephen king has always been great at horror and i think this is one of his best works ever. I hope his imagination still continues to make great movies and books!

Posted By: Beatwithit - May 9th, 2011 7:55:34 pm EDT

The ending of this movie was probably the most disturbing thing I have ever seen. Yes it was different from the book, but it grabbed you, chewed you up and spit you out. Even Stephen King said in an interview that he wished he would have thought of that ending. The character development is excellent, and like Citygirl, I was surprised at how satisfied I was when Mrs. Carmody was killed.

Posted By: Anonymous - March 22nd, 2011 1:47:08 pm EDT

I loved the book and how it ended better than the movie! At least it gave you hope in the end which is always good......

Posted By: Butterfly15 - March 16th, 2011 10:29:32 pm EDT

this movie the mist is scary as hell, but i hated the ending it was so sad!

Posted By: Citygirl - February 21st, 2011 9:24:07 am EST

Both the book and the movie adaptation were hair-raising and brilliant. I grew to really hate Mrs. Carmody, and was surprised at my response when she got it at the end. Mr. King is a true student of human nature.

Posted By: TeNNReeD - January 13th, 2011 1:17:49 pm EST

The reason the ending was so maligned was due to the fact that it was not true to the book. If you don't know what I mean maybe you should read the book. Frank Darabont has been the master of Stephen King adaptions, but he failed at the mist for more reasons than just the ending. He added several sub-stories that were not in the book and removed the relationship that developed between David and Amanda, this was an important part of the story in regard to when they went to find David's wife. Also the ending completely missed because the entire concept of this story was hope; the ending that Darabont gave this movie was instead one of despair and pain, not a good adaption in my opinion.

Posted By: Mmahmoud - January 8th, 2011 5:24:54 pm EST

i think the novel give us a little more of faith.why Mrs Carmody has so much unfaithful in God merci,and why david drayton has no hope until he kill his own son why he dosent wait the merci of God. we live in a world of unfaithful.think you mr king for your novel.

Posted By: Kait - January 7th, 2011 10:20:29 am EST

this was a great book and a movie. it was so engaging and the ending was tragic. i love the story and the promt of the story. stephen king always makes us sit at the edge of our seats!

Posted By: Jingo - December 18th, 2010 5:07:15 am EST

Excellent film and the ending was very moving. Not all films have to end on a warm, fuzzy note.

Posted By: Johnny - October 6th, 2010 8:36:10 am EDT
This movie was simply outstanding. great plot, great actors, great cinemaphotography. Awesome movie. Marcia Gay Harden { who I think is hot } is not hot in this movie. She is a stone cold bitch.
Posted By: Anonymous - October 6th, 2010 5:59:01 am EDT
I've not read the novel, but I'd seen the movie. Very impressive and unusual ending. It's so hard to thing about the things that make to suffer, but don't kill you!
Posted By: Pulla - September 11th, 2010 4:14:25 pm EDT
This is the first movie of Stephen King's that was very true to the written story... I saw it and loved it, but I heard a lot of comments complaining about the ending. As powerful as it was, not many people I spoke to were happy with it. I personally thought it was genius, and very moving. Bravo to those who kept it true.
Posted By: Orr971 - September 6th, 2010 2:50:25 pm EDT
Great movie! The ending was great!
Posted By: S.K.Rules - August 13th, 2010 7:33:27 pm EDT
Great horror movie surprised by the ending didn't see it comeing.
Posted By: Luna - May 28th, 2010 11:00:42 am EDT
The mist was the best book I have ever read. And Stephen king is the best author.
Posted By: HIYA - May 21st, 2010 4:29:25 am EDT
cameron, jessie is fittttttt
Posted By: Aguamala - May 6th, 2010 7:53:41 pm EDT
i thought this movie was a great book-to-film. I read the novella, and thought that this movie surpassed the dark errie feel of the book. I have to admit i'm a huge sci-fi fan but this was great because it's not a monster movie, it is a survival film about people who begin to doubt each other and lose their humanity because to be human is to help each other in a time of need
Posted By: SFisher - April 18th, 2010 4:04:47 pm EDT
Easily the most disturbing, unexpected ending of any movie I have ever seen. I'm not understanding why some people are saying the ending "sucked."That ending was sheer brilliance. It left me shaking and unable to put in to words how I felt. It makes you THINK. Not every story has a happy ending with every single question answered and if you are looking for that, then perhaps Stephen King is not the author for you.
Posted By: Anonymous - April 7th, 2010 6:16:45 pm EDT
Someone said the movie ending wasn't a Stephen King ending. That person is correct. It is not a Stephen King ending. It is a Richard Bachman ending. Very dark. Downbeat. Absolutely chilling. Psychologically cruel. In fact, King said the movie improved on the novella's ending.
Posted By: Anonymous - February 16th, 2010 7:14:42 pm EST
****************SPOILER************************ What a cruel ending, four people but only three bullets for escape eating alive by the creatures. And then, poor David must realize that he should have waited only a few minutes. Horrible, I felt his pain when I saw the movie for the first time. I cried.
Posted By: Nightmare421 - January 28th, 2010 12:35:28 pm EST
Is a greats movie and a greats book !!
Posted By: Jordan&kacey - January 21st, 2010 12:08:17 pm EST
ending sucked! he should have waited as long as they could in the truck! ughhhhh Wtf!?
Posted By: True Enigma - January 21st, 2010 5:32:02 am EST
I enjoyed this one. It was quite gripping. I dont really read the Novels, but this one touched me and i really did feel for David, I was crying! and the creature designs were very unique and well done, I have never liked spiders and wasps, and by Titus I am more afraid of them than ever now! I'd love to know what was on the recieving end of the tenticals that killed Norm?
Posted By: Kelly_144 - December 29th, 2009 10:18:10 am EST
This should have had a different ending. It was very disturbing that David shot and killed his kid, only to find out a few minutes later that it was over. It was wrong! If they waited in the store for 2-3 days they could have waited in the car for a while longer and then seen that it was over.

Posted By: Anonymous - December 11th, 2009 1:46:35 pm EST
Man you know what. This movie was good. I loved it but dude reeeeeeeally pissed me off at the end. I mean I wanted to throw the controller at the T.v. Man, just like King. Thanks!!! But goes to show, that it pays to be patient all through the END!!!
Posted By: Tiny - November 4th, 2009 11:57:21 pm EST
i love this movie. it does great justice to the book.
Posted By: Ladyblue - November 1st, 2009 11:45:47 am EST
fog can be deadly
Posted By: Melly - October 30th, 2009 7:12:25 am EDT
i really liked the movie. i cant wait to read the book :) the part in the movie that gave me the chills was when the butcher stabbed nick (I think its his name) beacuse Mrs Carmody convinced them it was his fault and then they carried him outside. I thought this was a horrible view on how crap humans are but its exactly how we are, HUMANS SUCK!! that was a horrible scene made me sad :(
Posted By: Anonymous - October 7th, 2009 9:19:03 pm EDT
i hate the spiders in the movie
Posted By: Tennis - September 26th, 2009 9:54:33 am EDT
This movie are awsomes........ It makes my two thumbs up
Posted By: Crowley - September 21st, 2009 8:43:01 am EDT
this is a wiked boook and a better movie. !0 out of !0 on it! brilliant. full of suspwnse and imagery.
Posted By: Anonymous - August 29th, 2009 7:46:37 am EDT
This movie chilled me to the bone!It was so scary I pissed my pants(no joke)!
Posted By: SPIDER - August 26th, 2009 2:52:55 pm EDT
Posted By: Bored Seal - July 31st, 2009 12:32:33 pm EDT
THis movie was probably best horror in last few year. Perfect. I think it's better than book, especially the ending.
Posted By: Erdosgab - June 23rd, 2009 9:55:43 am EDT
I do not understand something. I have just finished the book. On the last page David mentioned that he just found out what to do (and also wandered how many fuel in the car might have been) he mentioned two things: Hardford and the hope. What Hardford does refer to?
Posted By: Wilv79 - June 18th, 2009 5:32:17 am EDT
I loved the movie, even though personally I am not a fan of the ending. I was most pleased w/ how close to the book it actually was and as I said even though I am not a fan of the ending it was a possible ending suggested in the book so I was able to deal with it.
Posted By: HoopyFrood - June 12th, 2009 12:51:32 pm EDT
Just finnished watching the film and I absolutely loved it! The ending was perfect, I paticularly loved seeing the woman from the supermarket, drive past in the army truck. For those who didn't like the ending may I suggest a different genre might suit you better. Great work, now I must re-read the story :D
Posted By: Anonymous - June 2nd, 2009 12:20:23 am EDT
I absolutely loved the movie. I just can't understand why people get WAY too emotional about it. The ending was excellent to me.. abrupt.. cruel.. not fair. Each one of the people that criticize the ending, what would you do if you were in the characters shoes. That's what I asked myself and I would've done the same thing. Also, it was the fault of the American army what occured in the movie? They opened a portal and these creatures invaded us. It is by far one of the best King's movie and that bible lady when she got shot in the head I was jumping with joy.. darn religious psychos.

Posted By: Erika - May 4th, 2009 2:34:21 pm EDT
I saw this movie when it was in theaters and totally loved it ... until the end, that was a total bummer for me. I love Stephen King all the same!
Posted By: Helen - April 11th, 2009 8:06:27 pm EDT
It is another work of Mr. King's, that is something thst you do not want to stop reading or watching until the very end. His work is the best. It keeps you right in it's grip. Excellant! I love reading his novels, and have collected almost all of them. Keep up the great work
Posted By: Stephanie - April 6th, 2009 5:55:58 pm EDT
i really think this movie has somehow inspired me to really think about what i do and how i do it. i mean, take the religious chick for example. she is all about god and sometimes it's not god that causes our destruction. it is our own fault that our luck happens. this kind of horror can only be put together by stephen king. i give it a 5 star rating!
Posted By: Deb47963 - March 8th, 2009 11:06:46 pm EDT
this movie shows that you can put terror and sadness in the same movie.....and also the ending was totally unexpected....something that only Stephen King is the master at!
Posted By: Stern - March 1st, 2009 3:39:55 am EST
ok. What habitat did these things come from. What's up with arrowhead? How far did the mist get? The military WTF? and why didn't they get the radio out of the mp jeep and call for help? why didn't anyone tell mrs. psycholady bible thumper that in the end days "men shall seek out death and not find it" or something like that. are the creatures immune to our diseases? Did the first group survive? and why didn'te the biker dude scream? when are you gonna make a better video game about this.
Posted By: Steelskin - February 24th, 2009 10:46:31 am EST
One of the best movies I've ever seen. And the ending was so great! Such a shame that the French editor decided to use Pan&Scan for the B&W DVD.
Posted By: Tokidom - February 24th, 2009 10:09:05 am EST
I liked the movie and hated it at the same time. It seems to be no hope for anyone and that's the part I hated. Are the flying creatures from the mist the same creature that comes from the trunk of the buick 8?. Does the mist have somethng to do with the Prim-related-mist?.
Posted By: Anonymous - February 18th, 2009 3:43:34 am EST
I am sorry,I was a huge fan until you did this movie. The ending was very wrong for me. You could have had the movie end a different way.
Posted By: Anonymous - February 13th, 2009 2:26:41 pm EST
Marcia Gay Harden is amazing. The story is powerful. Sadly, the CGI creatures are as phony as a seven dollar bill
Posted By: Martin - February 5th, 2009 7:09:56 am EST
The ending to the book really dissapointed me. as i find abrupt endings that give you no information completly pointless. Sure the book was a good eye catcher and i enjoyed it, but the ending was not enjoyable in the slightest, infact i was furious that the Skeleton Crew wasn't just some kind of subtitle, it actually took up more than half of the book leading me to believe that this The Mist would last a while.
Posted By: Copper - February 1st, 2009 11:34:43 pm EST
The story was better then the movie by far. The story held you with every page. The ending was wonderful. The ending in the movie was all wrong.
Posted By: A.R. - January 28th, 2009 7:18:18 am EST
Visually stunning and suspensful. Credit to Darabont as much as King for not encouraging Hollywood shlock. A welcome change and a careful walk down the line of horror and thriller. A fine compliment to the book, but can stand on it's own.
Posted By: Anonymous - January 23rd, 2009 11:31:15 am EST
This was one of the scariest things I've ever read. Stephen King rocks my socks!!!
Posted By: Anton - January 16th, 2009 3:36:14 pm EST
Hi, Stephen King. I think that you should have told Frank Darabont to have the same end, in the movie as in the book. I also think that David (Thomas Jane) should do as in the book whit Amanda Dumfries (Laurie Holden). Have sex in the office.

Posted By: Tuc - January 12th, 2009 8:37:49 pm EST
This was great movie it was awesome becaues I have never seen anything like it. But the best part about this movie is the Slagther I mean the kid got his body torn apart and when the girl got stung assome I love this movie and if you want to see a movie with a lot of supence and asesomeness whatch this.
Posted By: Ela - January 4th, 2009 12:27:56 pm EST
I really liked the film of the mist and thought it had one of the strongest endings in a film i have ever seen. Is it true that the ending in the book is different? I haven't been able to get my hands on a copy of the book yet,
Posted By: Michele - January 1st, 2009 1:53:45 pm EST
The best King movie I've ever seen. The special effects were super creepy. I have never read this particular King work but as mom of a teenage boy, was VERY upset by the ending. Give me creepy, not tragedy. I'm a long time Stephen King fan, and would love to see more movies without endings I read about in the paper on a regular basis.
Posted By: Eagleye - December 30th, 2008 11:06:10 pm EST
I really enjoyed this movie, Only thing is didn't care for the ending too much.
Posted By: Ikez - December 27th, 2008 6:33:01 pm EST
Awesome movie.
Posted By: Tbiy2c - December 5th, 2008 4:19:32 pm EST
Another amazing work by the king of suspense, mystery and horror. This man's writings are amazing. Mr King you are a real master. Your work will remain alive for the mileniums to come. Dimitrie Nash Manchester UK
Posted By: Nightwalker - December 4th, 2008 12:55:34 pm EST
I thought this film was fantastic, not only was it a great story but there were quite a few well recognised actors/actresses. Although judging from some comments the short story was better. i guess i will have to grab a copy and see for myself.
Posted By: Araya - November 29th, 2008 10:48:25 pm EST
I really liked the movie, but never having read the book I guess my opinion doesn't count that much. I really like the fact that if you pay close attention, to the movie poster David is painting in the beginning that it is The Gunslinger - or at least it looked like Roland of Gliead to me. And yes I know Mister King doesn't want to make a movie of The Gunslinger but that really looked to me like a subtle hint of someones making. WOOT MISTER STEPHEN KING! (he rocks)
Posted By: Anonymous - November 18th, 2008 9:58:28 am EST
Very interesting movie, final part, especially, beacause it's a tragic joke to the persons that don't have trust on a good end of every actions and on the future at all. That's the sense of the novel.
Posted By: Squidgy - November 13th, 2008 6:48:56 pm EST
It reminded me of "The Stand" at times. It is a classic Stephen King story, a lot of depth and meaning in it.
Posted By: Cat - November 12th, 2008 1:49:21 pm EST
Loved the short story when it first came out. One of my favorites. Also, couldn't wait to see the movie which was great until the end. They should have left the ending alone!
Posted By: Jess - September 7th, 2008 12:20:43 pm EDT
I just got this movie on DVD today. I have been waiting for it to be made into a movie since the first time I read it about 20 years ago. I loved the way the short story ended, but I hated the sex added into it (not Stevenss idea, but his publishers). I hoped the movie would be as good as the short story. And it was till the very end! That was not a Steven King ending; I was so pissed and sickened. Just plan shocked. Leave it to Hollywood to screw up a great story
Posted By: Vipertd1 - September 3rd, 2008 4:22:13 pm EDT
This movie blew me away...how it followed so closely to the book, then disaster. How could Mr. King give the go ahead for that ending?? I do believe that the original book ending was much better.
Posted By: Joanne - September 1st, 2008 4:25:49 am EDT
really anoyed with the ending, I think it's sick and not even how the story ended. it completely ruined the film for me, I'll seriously think twice about watching another adaptation from such a great story if it's going to be ruined. It really made me angry and I'm dissapointed it's been relesased and aired as it is. True king fans sthold stay well clear from this film
Posted By: Ajfromuk - August 24th, 2008 11:55:08 am EDT
An excellent film adaption of what is a good shorty story. There is a slight difference between the two and the ending of the film is truely a suprice. Also a half decent soundtrack, Dead Can Dance was a good choice.
Posted By: David - August 8th, 2008 3:17:05 am EDT
I think the Mist is classic King. Simple story with compelling and true-to-life characters who drive the story to a most unsettling conclusion. the film seems to honor this in many ways. I've never seen a character in a film use a cell phone as a lantern but who hasn't done that in real life? The film scared the crap out of me. I'd love to know what King thinks. I haven't seen any raves on the website so I suspect its not loved. Dolores Claiborne remains my favorite King adaptation.
Posted By: Eliopolo - August 3rd, 2008 5:30:29 am EDT
very good idea , great movie that make stephen best of the best writer ever


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