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Against objections from the others, a shaken mother leaves the store to go home to her children. David discovers the store's emergency generator is venting exhaust into the loading bay. With the encouragement of mechanics Jim and Myron, bag-boy Norm volunteers to go outside to fix the clogged exhaust vent, but is attacked by the tentacles of an unseen monster and dragged into the mist.

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At first, everyone is skeptical of the tale, but store manager Bud Brown and a local biker are convinced when they are shown a severed tentacle by the loading bay door. Realizing the store front is plate glass, the people trapped in the store block the windows with dog food bags, tape the cracks in the windows, and block the front doors with ice machines. Refusing to listen to David, Norton heads outside with a small group to seek help, with the biker following suit with rope tied around his waist.

However, Norton's group are attacked and presumably killed by an unseen creature and the survivors are only able to pull back the severed lower half of the biker.

That night, enormous flying insects with scorpion-like tails tipped with venomous stingers land on and attach themselves to the windows. Moments later, pterodactyl -like animals preying on the insects ram their beaks into the glass, eventually breaking through the windows and allowing the creatures to enter the supermarket.

They begin to attack the terrified people inside and kill two people, one of which is Sally, Billy's babysitter, while another man, Joe, is severely burned while incinerating the creatures and later dies. One of the insects lands on Mrs. Carmody but doesn't sting her because she keeps still during her prayer.

As a result, she begins proselytizing more fervently and quickly gains followers among the distraught survivors. In order to retrieve urgently needed medical supplies and look for more survivors, David, Dan, Private Wayne Jessup, Joe's brother Bobby, elderly-yet-tough schoolteacher Irene, mechanic Jim, assistant manager Ollie Weeks and patron Mike Hatlen venture out to the neighboring pharmacy, which unbeknownst to them has been transformed into a nest of spider-like creatures that shoot corrosive webbing and have massacred the pharmacy patrons.

Among the mass of bodies is the MP, whom they cut from his cocoon but quickly dies, with spiders bursting from his corpse. The group is attacked and Mike and Bobby are killed by the spiders, forcing the group to retreat. Following this, Mrs. Carmody recruits most everyone in the market to her side.

That night, two of the soldiers, Donaldson and Morales, commit suicide. Jessup reveals that the local military base was filled with rumors about the Arrowhead Project, the government's attempt to look into other dimensions , and that the scientists responsible for the experiment may have inadvertently opened a doorway into a dimension containing the creatures that are now invading the town.

An angry mob then ensues, led by Mrs. Carmody, who orders her followers to blame him. As a result, Jessup is beaten, stabbed, and ejected from the store as a human sacrifice, quickly falling prey to a large praying mantis -like creature. The following morning, Ollie secretly gathers supplies for the group, but are stopped by Mrs. Carmody as they are preparing to leave, who has confiscated the cache and turned the entire store against them. She demands that Billy and schoolteacher Amanda be the next sacrifice, but Ollie kills her by shooting her with Amanda's gun as the cult advances.

Horrified at her death and at gunpoint by Ollie, Mrs. Carmody's followers either retreat or back off, thus allowing David's group to escape. As the group makes their way to David's car, Ollie is torn in half by the praying mantis-like creature, mechanic Myron and patron Ambrose are attacked and killed by the giant spiders, and Bud runs back to the market and is allowed to reenter. Only David, Billy, Dan, Amanda, and Irene make it to the car and leave as the remaining survivors in the store, visibly traumatized, watch them drive off, their eventual fates unknown.

Driving through the mist, David finds his home destroyed and Stephanie dead, seemingly another victim of the giant spiders.

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Devastated, he drives the group south, passing destroyed vehicles and seeing a gigantic six-legged, tentacled beast. When they run out of gas hours later, the group decides there is no point in going on and with only four bullets left but five people in his party, everyone except for Billy, who is not old enough to understand consents to be mercifully euthanized by David rather than have them endure horrifying deaths from the creatures.

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He leaves the car and waits to be killed, but the mist suddenly recedes, revealing the vanguard of a U. David also sees that they have rescued survivors, among them the woman who left the store at the phenomenon's onset, completely unscathed and having rescued her two children.

David realizes that his group was only moments away from being rescued, likely driving away from help the entire time, and that their deaths were premature and in vain, and drops to his knees screaming. Director Frank Darabont first read Stephen King 's novella The Mist in the Dark Forces anthology, [4] and originally expressed interest in directing a film adaptation for his directing debut.

He instead filmed The Shawshank Redemption , also based on another King novella.

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Director Darabont chose to film The Mist after filming the "straighter dramas" The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile because he "wanted to make a very direct, muscular kind of film". Darabont conceived of a new ending in translating the novella for the big screen. Author King praised Darabont's new ending, describing it as one that would be unsettling for studios.

King said, "The ending is such a jolt—wham!

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It's frightening. But people who go to see a horror movie don't necessarily want to be sent out with a Pollyanna ending. Darabont described The Mist as quaint in its elements of monsters and fear of the unknown compared to the contemporary popularity of films with torture porn. Darabont said, "How primitive do people get? It's Lord of the Flies that happens to have some cool monsters in it. In the novella, the character David Drayton—who is married—has a sexual encounter with Amanda Dumfries, who is also married. Darabont did not want to attempt conveying on screen the protagonist being involved in an extramarital affair.

The characters in the film, portrayed by Thomas Jane and Laurie Holden respectively, instead share a more emotional relationship. Jane explained, "We kind of form a little family, sort of surrogate family where my son and I'm a father and she becomes the mother to the son. We become a little unit as we're trying to get through this nightmare together.

While the origin of the mist in the film is never explained in great detail, Frank Darabont did write an opening scene in a draft dated 5 August , in which the thunderstorm causes a malfunction at the Arrowhead Project's lab that allows the portal to another dimension to stay open too long.

The scene was never filmed. In December , Jane finalized negotiations with the studio to join the cast. Darabont wanted to cast King in the supporting role that eventually went to Brian Libby, an offer that King turned down because he did not want to travel to film the part. Darabont sought to pursue "a more fluid, ragged documentary kind of direction" with The Mist , [11] so he contacted the camera crew from the TV series The Shield , after having directed one episode, to use their style in the film.

The director chose to film with ASA from Fujifilm , which gave footage a grainy effect. In the opening shot, David is drawing in his room. Struzan would go on to produce a poster for The Mist , but this image was not used in the film's marketing campaign. Darabont collaborated with the production designer to create a mix of eras to avoid appearing as a period piece but also not looking so contemporary.

Cell phones were used by characters in The Mist , but the military police in the film did not dress in modern attire. While an MP also drove an old Jeep instead of a Humvee , other cars seen in the film are modern models. Over a hundred extras from Shreveport, Louisiana were included in The Mist. Unlike conventional application of extras in the background of a film, sixty of the hundred extras were interwoven with the film's ensemble cast.

Exterior shots of the house at the beginning were in Shreveport. Exterior shots of the supermarket were in Vivian, Louisiana. Also, if looked closely at, the shields on the side of the passing firetrucks early in the film identify them as part of the Caddo Parish fire department. This is possibly a mistake as the film is allegedly set in Maine. Darabont chose to use music to minimal effect in The Mist in order to capture the "heavier feel" of the darker ending he had written to replace the one from the novella.

The director explained, "Sometimes movie music feels false. I've always felt that silent can be scarier than loud, a whisper more frightening than a bang, and we wanted to create a balance. As a fan of Dead Can Dance, Darabont thought that the song played "as a requiem mass for the human race. Darabont hired artists Jordu Schell [21] and Bernie Wrightson to assist in designing the creatures for the film.

Nicotero initially sketched out ideas for creature design when Darabont originally expressed interest in filming The Mist in the s. Due to the creatures' being described in only a few sentences in the novella, Darabont sought to conceive of new designs. The challenge was creating designs that felt unique. Nicotero, who was versed in film history and genre history, reviewed past creature designs to avoid having similar designs. The puppet demonstrations served as reference points for the cast, who had to respond to motion capture dots during filming.

The site's critics consensus reads, "Frank Darabont's impressive camerawork and politically incisive script make The Mist a truly frightening experience. James Berardinelli wrote of the film, " The Mist is what a horror film should be—dark, tense, and punctuated by just enough gore to keep the viewer's flinch reflex intact.

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Finally, after a long list of failures, someone has done justice in bringing one of King's horror stories to the screen. Though definitely not the feel-good movie of the season, this is a must-see for anyone who loves the genre and doesn't demand ' torture porn ' from horror. If you think Frank Darabont has equaled the Shawshank and Green Mile track record, you will be sadly mistaken. Bloody Disgusting ranked the film 4 on their list of the "Top 20 Horror Films of the Decade", with the article saying "The scary stuff works extremely well, but what really drives this one home is Darabont's focus on the divide that forms between two factions of the townspeople—the paranoid, Bible-thumping types and the more rational-minded, decidedly left-wing members of the populace.

This allegorical microcosm of G. Bush-era America is spot on, and elevates an already-excellent film to even greater heights. The film was commercially released in the United States and Canada on November 21, In November , Bob Weinstein revealed that he and Darabont were developing a part television series based on the film. It premiered on June 22, An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object e. The man sneezed.

The ship sailed away and disappeared in the mist. A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object e. I bought a book. A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, e. Everybody clapped when the magician made the car disappear. Esteban disappeared the body of the old lady right before the police arrived. A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. Te ves cansado. The sun disappeared and darkness fell.

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