So sue me, but I’m looking forward to the Thomas Jane horror movie “The Mist”. The film is based on a story by Stephen King, but that isn’t why I’m excited. I love this kind of movie. I call them “last stand in a haunted house” movies, where a group of bickering people must take refuge in a building as evil things close in around them. It will always take place in an isolated location, of course, which means no help is coming. Man, I can’t get enough of these movies. But anyways, a poster for “The Mist” has popped up, and it has a very retro feel to it. I’m not saying I like it, I’m just saying — well, see for yourself.
After a violent storm attacks a town in Maine, an approaching cloud of mist appears the next morning. As the mist quickly envelops the area, a group of people get trapped in a local grocery store -among them, artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son. The people soon discover that within the mist lives numerous species of horrific, unworldly creatures that entered through an inter-dimensional rift, which may or may not have been caused by a nearby military base. As the world around them manifests into a literal hell-on-earth, the horrified citizens try desperately to survive this apocalyptic disaster.
Starring Thomas Jane, Andre Braugher, Laurie Holden, Amin Act Joseph, Toby Jones, and directed by the only guy who has ever made respective Stephen King movies, Frank Darabont.
The mist rolls in November 21st, 2007.
For some reason a trailer hasn’t appeared yet which is odd, considering that the movie’s release is just around the corner…