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The Mist Trailer Online

Frank Darabont returns, all spooky like

Now, is there someone else in the house? Are all the curtains open? Have you reduced your medication? Answer yes to all and you may be ready to watch the trailer from Frank Darabont's The Mist, which has just gone online here. It's scary, spooky and, in the words of The Addams Family when they were still black and white, altogether ooky.

Darabont's first film since The Majestic in 2001 will be neither uplifting nor heartwarming. Adapted from a(nother) Stephen King story, The Mist tells of a town that is enveloped by a thick fog – or mist, if you will – and a group of townsfolk who shut themselves up in a local store for protection. But they soon discover than in that mist lurk...well, you'll see.

There are monsters to be seen in this trailer, but there are other scarier things afoot. The single set evokes a claustrophobic atmosphere even in 150 seconds, but the conflict between the religious zealot Marcia Gay Harden and brauny everyman Thomas Jane, suggests that much of the tension will come from the way humans turn on each other in the face of a greater danger. And then there are the beasties! The winged beasties! They don't like fire. Burn them, burn their faces first!

Oh and, if you're wondering, that music is from The Fountain.

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