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 Post subject: The Mist
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:40 am 
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Caught it on cable this past week. Based on Stephen King's novella and directed by Frank Darabond, who directed Shawshank & Green Mile. Creepy ass movie with a haunting ending. That said, I wasn't that impressed with the monsters. I would have liked them to be more demon-like and less insect-like.

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 Post subject: Re: The Mist
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Liked the movie a lot, but the CGi and monster design didn't do much for me.

It was actually filmed near me (which explains why it looks nothing like Maine). A guy I used to work with is an extra.

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 Post subject: Re: The Mist
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I loved it too. As far as the creatures/cgi I think it was originally intended to be released in black & white to give it more of a '50's sci-fi vibe. I haven't watched the b&w version yet, I wanted to let some time pass so it's more of a "new" experience.

Either way, as far as I'm concerned Darabont is THE person to handle King's work. I'm really hoping for a HBO or Showtime mini-series based on Under The Dome with Frank Darabont directing.


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 Post subject: Re: The Mist
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:49 pm 
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I dug the creatures that were running around in the Mist, especially the leviathan at the end. I remember reading that story as a kid and have always wanted to see that thing on the screen.

Del Torro and James Cameron are teaming up for Lovecrafts In the Mouth of Madness. Its gonna be a hard R probably 3 hour creature fest. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: The Mist
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It wasn't a bad movie but I found the ending a bit disappointing, it seemed as if it was just tacked on.

I read the short story years ago and cant remember it ending the way it did in the movie. Still it's worth watching.


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 Post subject: Re: The Mist
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:51 am 
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vadersp wrote:
Either way, as far as I'm concerned Darabont is THE person to handle King's work. I'm really hoping for a HBO or Showtime mini-series based on Under The Dome with Frank Darabont directing.

Not sure if Darabont is involved, but Under the Dome is coming to HBO: http://tvovermind.zap2it.com/cable/hbo/under-the-dome/hbo-to-go-under-the-dome/13517

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 Post subject: Re: The Mist
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Guy Weddle wrote:
I dug the creatures that were running around in the Mist, especially the leviathan at the end. I remember reading that story as a kid and have always wanted to see that thing on the screen.

Del Toro and James Cameron are teaming up for Lovecrafts In the Mouth of Madness. Its gonna be a hard R probably 3 hour creature fest. :lol:


"In the Mouth of Madness" wasn't a Lovecraft story, it was a fun movie starring Sam Neill that had Lovecraftian elements.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Mouth_of_Madness
"The film pays tribute to the work of seminal horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, with many references to his stories and themes. Its title is a play on two of Lovecraft's tales, The Shadow Over Innsmouth and At the Mountains of Madness, and insanity plays as great a role in the film as it does in Lovecraft's fiction. "

Guillermo del Toro and James Cameron are teaming up on "At The Mountains of Madness", one of Lovecraft's longer and better tales. Hopefully they nail the mood and the 'mythos' and don't turn it into a "filmed in 3D!!!" nightmare instead. :)

http://www.deadline.com/2010/07/guillermo-del-toro-and-james-cameron-ready-to-climb-at-the-mountains-of-madness-together-at-universal/ Movie ref

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_the_Mountains_of_Madness
http://www.feedbooks.com/book/26/at-the-mountains-of-madness Free as an ebook

In case anyone cares...."ghoul" as a forum name is from Lovecraft's stories like "Pickman's Model". ;)

http://www.feedbooks.com/book/276/pickman-s-model


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