I wanted to like this. I loved King’s story, but the film left me flat. Lots of people doing dumb things. Like it’s night and all these huge bugs are landing on the windows. Why? Obviously they’re attracted by the lanterns left near the windows. Get the lights away from the window and the bugs will go. But no – they bring more lights for a better look. This inevitably leads to broken windows and bugs and worse inside. The ending is a real downer – intentionally so.
2 thoughts on “THE MIST”
There’s an alternative ending (on the DVD? ) that I liked better than the theatrical ending. The film depicted rural people as very stereotypical hicks but it wasn’t as bad as many King filmosities.
I don’t remember an alt ending on the DVD I saw. I’ll take another look.