Rating 9 out of 10
Director - Frank Darabont
Thomas Jane - David Drayton
Marcia Gay Harden - Mrs. Carmody
Laurie Holden - Amanda Dumfrey
Andre Braugher - Brent Norton
Toby Jones - Ollie Weeks
William Sadler - Jim
Jeffery Demunn - Dan Miller
Hey there all you Creature feature Maniacs !! Welcome to another installment in our August of the Apocalypse Series !!! Axemasters in the Dungeon tonight with a real strange Apocalyptic tale for you .................... The Mist !!! This one is based on the Stephen King short story by the same name , which first appeared in Dark Forces Magazine way back in 1980 ! (Hey I remember 1980 !!) Later it was released as part of his novel Skeleton Crew . Here's the story line in a nut shell ...........
|"Hey larry ! You're burning some oil !"|
The next morning , the Draytons emerge from the cellar and take a look at the destruction caused by the storm . Not only is there a tree through the studio window ! There's a tree on top of their boathouse !! (Ouch , no tubing for a while !) While they're looking at the boathouse , (Or what's left of it !) they notice a strange cloud of Mist on the other side of the lake ! Its curling its way down the mountain on the other side ! Huh ! Weird ! (You bet it is !) They dismiss it as a remnant of last nights storm and get back to the tree on their boathouse . The tree that killed the boathouse belongs to their asshole neighbor , Brent Norton ! He's a hotshot New York Lawyer (Oh one of those !) who David has already had a heated property line dispute with , and they aren't on the best of terms ! David goes over to Nortons place for his insurance info , and finds him trying to start a chainsaw . There is another downed tree on Nortons property , and it is laying smack dab on top of his Mercedes ! David extends the olive branch and offers Norton a ride into town to pick up some supplies . The power is still out and the phone lines are down !
David leaves his wife at home and he and his little boy Bill , ride into town with the asshole Norton .
|"Dam this Acne cream !! Its not working !"|
|"Ah .. We're gonna need more Raid !"|
Will Norton find his Logical Explanation !!?? Will Mrs. Carmody Save all the souls she can before the end of days !!??? Will poor old David and Big Bill find a way through the Mist to get back home !!???
Well Of course I won't tell you ! You've got to watch for yourself Silly !!!
|"The Off isn't working !"|
I read the story in Skeleton Crew . Its a Horror story because it's a creature Feature at heart , but it's definitely got the Apocalyptic angle to it , and in such a different way . No Nukes or plagues here . Just ...... Mist ! For you purists out there , the Movie is almost verbatim to the short story . Only the end is not the same .
So fright fans , grab that popcorn and curl up on the sofa , and check this one out ! I don't think you'll be disappointed !
Remember , its August of the Apocalypse here at the Dungeon , so tune in next time for some more End Of Days reviews !!
Until we meet again in the wastelands ...................... Stay Scared !!!