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The Mist (2007)



Critic Consensus: Frank Darabont's impressive camerawork and politically incisive script make The Mist a truly frightening experience.

Movie Info

David Drayton and his young son Billy are among a large group of terrified townspeople trapped in a local grocery store by a strange, otherworldly mist. David is the first to realize that there are things lurking in the mist--deadly, horrifying things--creatures not of this world. Survival depends on everybody in the store pulling together, but is that possible, given human nature? As reason crumbles in the face of fear and panic, David begins to wonder what terrifies him more: the monsters in the mist or the ones inside the store, the human kind, the people that until now had been his friends and neighbors?more
Rating: R (for violence, terror and gore, and language)
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Frank Darabont
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 18, 2008
Box Office: $25.5M
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Thomas Jane
as David Drayton
Marcia Gay Harden
as Mrs. Carmody
Laurie Holden
as Amanda Dunfrey
Andre Braugher
as Brent Norton
Toby Jones
as Ollie Weeks
William Sadler
as Jim Grondin
Jeffrey DeMunn
as Dan Miller
Nathan Gamble
as Billy Drayton
Samuel Witwer
as Wayne Jessup
Bill Sadler
as Jim Grondin
Sam Witwer
as Jessup
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Critic Reviews for The Mist

All Critics (153) | Top Critics (35)

Frank Darabont presents a movie with one of the most pesimist and hopeless endings in cinema history. [Full review in Spanish]

Full Review… | November 5, 2015

The Mist is a creature feature in which the monsters are almost incidental, but the panic and fear-mongering that comes with the territory is what ultimately causes the most chaos.

Full Review… | October 14, 2012

The Mist has a lot of the elements to be one of the great horror films, but it never quite puts it all together. It's still very good, but a few missteps keep it from ever being more than that.

Full Review… | March 30, 2011

The black-and-white version's stark contrasts give greater claustrophobic force to the fragility of civilization when ideology grows as deadly as any marauding beasts. Prepare also to be knocked cold and gut-kicked for good measure by its ending.

Full Review… | September 23, 2010

Writer-director Frank Darabont had skillfully translated the human drama of Stephen King's work in The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption , but he seems hopelessly lost in The Mist.

Full Review… | July 7, 2010
Georgia Straight

The Mist paints [its] divides starkly -- perhaps a bit too much so -- but combined with its spooks and gore, it makes for effective, smart entertainment.

Full Review… | October 30, 2009
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Audience Reviews for The Mist


This was a good movie, tense and strong till the end. I am sorry but as a father of two kids the ending was just not appropriate in my eyes.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


The best way I can sum-up this film is: it's intense. There's nothing particularly extraordinary about the acting or dialogue but the interesting characters (particularly the religious fanatic played by Marcia Gay Harden), the mysterious unnatural mist, and shocker ending are more than enough to recommend this one.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer


For me it was a typical stephen king horror that i knew from the start would be boring, slow and nothing explained and i was right ! Not with the effort of watching!

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

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