The film was written and directed by Frank Darabont. Darabont had been interested in adapting The Mist for the big screen since the s. The film was commercially released in the United States and Canada on November 21, ; it performed well at the box office and received generally positive reviews. Darabont has since revealed that he had "always had it in mind to shoot The Mist in black and white", a decision inspired by such iconic films as Night of the Living Dead and the "pre-color" work of Ray Harryhausen.
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Check out our breakdown of the movies and shows we're excited about this month, including " Lovecraft Country. See our picks list. A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack. Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack. A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone one week to the day after they view it.
The morning after the small town of Bridgton, Maine is struck by a violent thunderstorm , commercial artist David Drayton , his son, Billy , and his wife, Stephanie , witness a mysterious mist moving across the lake towards their lakeshore home. Concerned with cleaning up the aftermath of the storm, David, Billy and their neighbour, Brent Norton , head into town, to the local grocery store , where the patrons' attention is drawn by an unusual amount of police and military activity. A bloody-nosed Dan Miller rushes in, ranting about something in the mist taking John Lee. The patrons watch as the mist moves across the parking lot towards the market and engulfs it. The market is then struck and damaged by violent tremors. A woman with kids at home eventually asks for someone to escort her home, but everyone refuses, so the woman goes out into the mist alone, towards her car. When David searches the loading dock for something to cover Billy up with, he hears things slithering against the outside of the loading door. Mechanics Jim Grondin , Myron LaFleur , deputy manager Ollie Weeks and Norm the bag-boy attempt to fix the generator by sending Norm out to unblock the generator exhaust pipe, but as the loading door is opened, he is dragged to his death by a swarm of flesh-eating tentacles. The others report the situation to the people in the market, but some, including Brent Norton, are sceptical, and mentally unstable religious fanatic Mrs.