Friday, March 28, 2008

The Mist



This movie ROCKS!!! pete its way better then The Host and its 100 times better then Cloverfield. It has by far the most BURTAL ending i have seen in a long time. Stephen King for the WIN!!!!

6 comments:

Pete said...

Cool. A coworker was telling me about it. It sounds vaugely like an HP Lovecraft story, not any particular one mind you.

Ah-ha. "The story makes brief mention of the horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, as the creatures and the concept of their origin in another dimension share a similarity with themes which commonly appeared in Lovecraft's writing. King has widely praised Lovecraft as a horror writer and has directly borrowed from him in several other stories." (Wikipedia)

The novella was written before AD&D's Ravenloft, and likely influenced it, I'd postulate.

Bob said...

Lovecraft + 1/2 life = The Mist

Mr. Alex said...

Apparently, this story was one of the original inspirations for Half-Life...

I didn't see it because around the time of its release, early/midwinter, the major weather type at my house is myst/fog. That, and the film's creepy crawlies are a bit too creepy for me (my reward for watching Alien when I was 8 years old). Just reading about this movie (and I did read about its ending) made me think twice about letting the cats out in the morning...

Bob said...

half-life. Bigtime.

Pete said...

Trans-dimensional creepy crawlies are the best kind!

Mr. Alex said...

There's something in my mammal brain that just doesn't cope well with mouths that have more than one hinge to them :-(