Monday, November 12, 2007

The Mist


I remember when I first read "The Shining" by Stephen King. It was scary--very suspenseful and it took me a while to get over the fear. A while passed by and I came to see "The Shining" on the silver screen. Like I said, it was a while ago and I can't even remember who I went with but the one thing I will never forget is when Jack's wife went into the study to look at the book. She had been walking on eggshells all of that time and she was snowed in with no apparent way out. And her husband was acting strange. The hotel was acting strange. She felt as if she was there all alone there with her little boy.
What she found there was every woman's nightmare. I will never never forget the fear and panic that went through my body and landed in my gut when she finally saw how completely insane her beloved husband had become. And there was no one to help her.
All of Stephen King's characters have a supernatural edge and have frightened me over the years but The Mist by Stephen King is something else.
Have you ever gotten up early to go to work or whatever and had to drive in heavy fog or Mist? You can't see two feet in front of you and you're driving and all of a sudden you think you see something in front of you and you slow down?
The thing about this movie is that there is something in the Mist. It's the anticipation in the supernatural thriller that is so scary.
The Mist will be in the theaters November 21 but I saw the trailers and once again, it seems as King has outdone himself with those creepy characters. And this time they are all stuck in a grocery store.
The thing about the characters he creates is that they hit close to home. There is a Bible thumper amongst the crowd trying to outlive whatever it is in the Mist, that utters the line ...It calls for blood."
She was talking about the times of sacrifice for sins and ultimately, in the movie, it is believers against unbelievers against what ever it is in that Mist.
I tend to look behind the door a few too many times after each encounter with Mr. King. Go see this movie.

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