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The Mist (2008) When a small burg is engulfed by a creepy mist hiding mutant bugs, the mob mentality of townies trapped in a supermarket proves as dangerous…
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The Mist (2008)

The Mist | MIST OPPORTUNITY The two-disc DVD gives you the option to see the Stephen King adaptation in a black-and-white old-school horror version
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MIST OPPORTUNITY The two-disc DVD gives you the option to see the Stephen King adaptation in a black-and-white old-school horror version
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Mar 25, 2008; DVD Release Date: Mar 25, 2008; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Horror; With: Marcia Gay Harden and Thomas Jane; Distributor: Dimension Films

When a small burg is engulfed by a creepy mist hiding mutant bugs, the mob mentality of townies trapped in a supermarket proves as dangerous as the giant insects. Elevating The Mist, a Stephen King adaptation, above standard boo! fare are Marcia Gay Harden's frumpy, frothing zealot and a finale that's both brilliant and maddening. EXTRAS Writer-director Frank Darabont takes us through the production via commentary and docs, and the two-disc set offers The Mist in preferred black and white. As an old-school horror fan, he says, ''It gives you a view of the world that...doesn't exist in reality.'' B

Originally posted Mar 21, 2008 Published in issue #984 Mar 28, 2008 Order article reprints