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The Mist Trailer Online
Frank Darabont returns, all spooky like

30 August 2007  |  Written by Olly Richards  

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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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King and Darabont - back again. But do we care?
OK, so the trailer doesn't suck, but is anyone else left wondering if it's actually going to be worth the price of a cinema ticket? King is revisiting old themes and will probably create a spooky enough first two-thirds, but sure as eggs is eggs (and as Dreamcatcher was sh*t), the finale act will be a crushing disappointment. It's probably unfair to blame King - he's been in the biz for decades and so must retread some of the old ground - but why do films based on his novellas and scripts so eas More

Posted by Movie Mogul at 11:27 on 09 September 2007 | Report This Post

waaah
Not sure why, but this has to be one of the few genuinely chilling stories/novella's i have ever read. There is no hope (for mankind) in the book and perhaps you should read it first... perhaps not. If they can follow the creepiness and the internal wranglings of the 'survivors' it could be very good. We shall see.......</fivepenniesworth> More

Posted by nipom at 17:15 on 07 September 2007 | Report This Post

this looks like it could be a great movie but for the ultimate in mist like movies i hope some one from engalnd make james herberts novel the fog into a movie it is friggin scary as hell and could be if done right a really frightening movie in fact any novel that jame herbert has written would transfrer really well into a movie like creed please some one hear my call james is far superior than king if only you could see the like trust the englishman words and heed More

Posted by ilovekaren at 09:49 on 07 September 2007 | Report This Post

Please be good!
This is a damn fine story, so I really hope this will be a good adaptation. King's short story's generally make better films than his full on novels, so there's a glimmer of hope but the track records not good. Also, I can't see how Holywood will go for the original ending. More

Posted by bdgr at 15:39 on 05 September 2007 | Report This Post

its a great novella. the casting seems gud, there IS time to touch up the CGI. im in More

Posted by homesick alien at 13:35 on 05 September 2007 | Report This Post

Read the story, 'dieing' to see the film!
As soon as I finished reading the story from Skeleton Crew, after I'd heard there would be an adaptation, I was bursting to see it! Because Frank Darabont is directing, this surely is going to get good reviews. Can't believe it is out in a year, while the US get to see it this November! That sucks! More

Posted by cliff126 at 16:17 on 03 September 2007 | Report This Post

Thank god jane isn't in the new punisher he was shite Ray will kick ass as frank More

Posted by alimac at 20:04 on 01 September 2007 | Report This Post

Looks misty
Hmmm, this looks misty, oooh i'm so not scared. However the Human story could be interesting. Damned religious freaks quoting the "good book" will surely stir up trouble with the more rational atheists in the film. But like all Stephen King stories the ending will be shit. Tom Jane, shame on you for not being Punisher anymore. More

Posted by kinge247 at 14:06 on 01 September 2007 | Report This Post

That looks appalling. I can't wait! More

Posted by John Firth at 23:23 on 31 August 2007 | Report This Post

Oooo! That looks good!
Mad Christain womans gonna be trouble! hehe More

Posted by Teamwak at 15:03 on 31 August 2007 | Report This Post

it's good see frank back making movies where has he been More

Posted by alimac at 14:49 on 31 August 2007 | Report This Post

I love the story, but that trailer felt like little more than your average straight-to-DVD horror, with some really plastic-looking CGI. Then again, I think any movie with that kind of premise will have to press pretty damn hard to get past that, and I've got faith that it'll be better than it looks. I hope. More

Posted by orca at 14:31 on 31 August 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
I saw this last night. I was pretty underwhelmed. More

Posted by mafyou at 13:02 on 31 August 2007 | Report This Post

looks good More

Posted by alimac at 12:25 on 31 August 2007 | Report This Post

SOWISA, baby. More

Posted by cunningmunki at 12:07 on 31 August 2007 | Report This Post

if you got through it frame by frame, you get to see The Sherminator getting dragged away by a tentile More

Posted by Hughezy at 11:10 on 31 August 2007 | Report This Post

Creepy
Looks good. count me in. Belt and Braces time. More

Posted by shool at 10:50 on 31 August 2007 | Report This Post

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