Stephen King does horror. Is there anything else that needs to be said? If you’re a horror movie fan, you’re already giddy. You add the name Frank Darabont to anything with Stephen King in it, and you’re looking at, at the very least, a good movie. Could it also be great? Possibly. When Darabont does King, things always gets interesting. But this is Darabont’s first foray into horror territory with King, and that’s not a sure bet. Advance reviews for the film seems to be very positive, and I’ve liked what I’ve seen of the movie so far. So, for those of you still undecided, here is your official preview of Frank Darabont and Stephen King’s “The Mist”, starring Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher, and Toby Jones.
Following a violent thunderstorm, artist David Drayton and a small town community come under vicious attack from creatures prowling in a thick and unnatural mist. Local rumors point to an experiment called the ‘The Arrowhead Project’ conducted at a nearby top-secret military base, but questions as to the origins of the deadly vapor are secondary to the group’s overall chances for survival. Retreating to a local supermarket, Drayton and the survivors must face-off against each other before taking a united stand against an enemy they cannot even see.
The clouds roll into theaters November 21st, 2007.
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