A small town gets covered under a strange thick fog with mysterious creatures haunting and destroying the village and its locals.
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When it comes to the horrific side of films, we can either expect ghosts or devils for most of the time in films. But based on the Psychological Novella by Stephen King, “The Mist” is something far more superior than most of the horror movies which shows the demented form of human thoughts and relations.
The movie starts with a simple opening scene of an Artist painting on a canvas in his personal art studio and a power cut is all that twists the story into the suspense tunnel. A midnight heavy storm changes the situation of the entire town into a serious chaos. David finds his studio destroyed by a tree that smashed through the window during midnight and the boathouse crushed into pieces nearby the lake. David and his son get trapped in a supermarket along with some other townsfolk, when suddenly a mist swamps the entire city, bringing along bloodthirsty creatures that devour anyone in their path. An old man dashes into the store and screams “Something in the mist took John Lee”.
Director Frank Darabont has precisely framed the entire storyline by combining the terms of horror, science, religion, myth, psychology, and Human fallacy which creates a mistaken truth in the story. The monsters and creepy creatures which appear to be from different planet add an extra spice in the movie as well. And infact Mrs. Carmody is a unique character who creates two factions within the store: The sane people, who try to work out plans to protect themselves, and on the other hand, the doomsday apocalypse dealers, who see these events as payback for the sins of mankind. Mrs. Carmody’s agenda seem to be a little quivering, but indirectly she wants lots of followers, and her idea of human sacrifice beyond her thoughts in either ways.
After a thorough analysis, I can say that the whole story truly explains how a human mind can turn insane during hard times even though there are few positive minds around to show the right direction. But still, even if one walks through the right tunnel with a torch, their are different kinds of barriers created by the mankind itself which can stop at any moment and clutter up the sound mind, leading to a diverted path.
Well if we wipe off the mist on the plate glass, the movie ends with an unexpected suspense which appears to be heartbreaking, time breaking and indeed, that may cause a serious blunt trauma to serious film addicts who watch movies with deep hearts.