Nov 052007

Unless you’ve been living in The Mist, you’re surely aware by now that the latest Stephen King story to be adapted to the screen is due to be released in a couple of weeks: The Mist by Stephen King. This is the third King adaptation by Frank Darabont who also wrote and directed both The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. Those are two of the best adaptations of King’s work to date and The Mist seems to be right up his alley. Although more horror then either of the two previous, it is, at heart, a psychological thriller about how people react to adversity. Which makes the tagline, Fear Without End, so wonderfully juicy.

Many years ago while vagabonding I found myself trapped in the middle of a blizzard at a small gas station in Colorado. The power was gone, the phones were out, and nothing could be seen through the plate glass windows but white. Settling in for the duration I grabbed a paperback off the rack and set down to read some horror shorts in Skeleton Crew only to stumble across The Mist. I couldn’t help but start to wonder about what was on the other side of the glass and, even more eerily, the half dozen complete strangers trapped in the station with me. Obviously that turned out just fine, but I wouldn’t bet on the movie having as happy an ending…

  One Response to “Stephen King’s Original Storm Hits Theaters 11/21”

  1. Hey there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this page to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

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