The Mist (2007)

Summary

A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.

-IMDB.com

Review

Yup, that summary just about covers the entire movie. That was technically what the entire movie was about. But it was absolutely terrifying. There was a lot of blood and it was extremely gruesome. It was R so it does fit its rating. This is definitely not a movie for people under the age of 15/16. Also if you are squeamish with blood don’t watch it, and the same with spiders. I hate spiders and I didn’t remember then in the book and there was a huge sections with spiders, and now I am even more scared. The blood in this movie was not terribly realistic but when you are captured in the movie it does not make a difference.

I had to watch this on a Macbook computer screen because I was so scared I would not be able to make it. I made it through the movie, but I think I am now regretting it. I dream about it now. I am fine reading it, but this movie was  just really creepy.

The ending was also really terribly sad. I cried and I was depressed a few days after the movie.

It does stay quite close to the book, but there are a few things which are different, like the ending and a few other moments.

There is no sex in this movie or romance of any sort. But there is a lot of cursing. Many 4 letter words were used, but I may have been doing the same thing in their situation. It was really realistic.

It was a really well done movie and it was acted really well but do be careful.

Warning: Trailer does contain some frightening images for younger children.