Wednesday, November 7, 2007

"The Mist"erious Stephen King..

Once again Stephen King is on the edge of reality and insanity. His latest release The Mist by Stephen King has all the traits we have come to love from this fright author and this film is no exception.

The morning after a violent thunderstorm, a thick unnatural mist rapidly spreads across the small town of Bridgton, Maine, reducing visibility to near-zero and concealing numerous species of bizarre creatures; vaguely resembling, among other things, lobsters, spiders and giant squid, these entities viciously attack any human who ventures out into the open. The source of the fog and its inhabitants is never revealed, but strong allusions are made to an interdimensional rift caused by something known second-hand to the townsfolk as "The Arrowhead Project", which had been long-rumored to be conducted at a nearby top-secret military facility. The bulk of the story details the plight of a large group of people who become trapped while shopping in the town supermarket, among them an artist named David Drayton (the story's narrator), Drayton's young son Billy. Watch as the master Stephen King explores the rapid psychological breakdown of the terrified people inside the market with the unknown and lots of blood. I'm ready to get the heck frighten out of me. So turn out the lights and let the fright begin.

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