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|Subject: Stephen King's The Mist Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:11 am
(WARNING THIS IS A HORROR FILM)
The morning after a violent thunderstorm, commercial artist David Drayton and his wife Stephanie witness an unusual mist moving towards their lakeside home. More immediately concerned with cleaning up in the aftermath of the storm, David and neighbor Brent Norton , along with David's five-year-old son Billy , go to the local grocery store, which, like the rest of the community, was left without power. While at the store, an increasing amount of police activity in the streets draws the attention of the patrons, culminating with tornado sirens going off and Dan Miller running to the store with a bloody nose warning of something dangerous in the oncoming mist. Seeing the mist roll over the parking lot and hearing the scream of a man who ventures outside, the store patrons heed Miller's advice and seal themselves within the store, which is soon shaken by violent tremors. With visibility reduced to near-zero outside and uncertainty surrounding the fate of the man heard screaming before, a siege mentality takes hold. Unable to convince anyone to escort her back home to her children whom she left alone, a mother of two departs into the mist by herself.
Mentally unstable religious fanatical Mrs. Carmody suspects the onset of the wrath of god. While looking for a blanket in the storeroom, Drayton hears something pushing against the loading dock door. Local mechanics Myron and Jim , and bag-boy Norm open the door in an attempt to repair the generator, against Drayton's warnings. A set of tentacles grip Norm, dragging him away to his death. David and assistant manager Ollie Weeks (fail to convince Norton and other skeptical patrons not to go outside. One patron agrees to retrieve a shotgun from Cornell's car. He ties a clothesline around his waist; the patrons are convinced of the danger when his severed lower body is dragged back to the store.
The patrons prepare to defend themselves by making torches. New creatures appear from the mist at nightfall; enormous flying insects and pterodactyl-like animals which pluck them off of the store windows, eventually breaking one of them and allowing the creatures in. Two people die in the ensuing attack, leaving another badly burned. During the attack, one of the insects lands on Mrs. Carmody, then flies away instead of delivering a fatal sting. Viewing this as validation of her beliefs, Carmody begins quickly gaining followers among the distraught patrons in the belief that the world is ending and a human sacrifice is needed to save them from the wrath of God. After Amanda Dumfries , who has been looking after Billy, discovers a friend who killed by overdose, Billy makes his father promise that he will not let the monsters catch him. Aware of the growing danger Carmody poses to the group, David turns to thoughts of escape. To test the idea of safely reaching his car, he and a group of volunteers try to retrieve medical supplies for the burn victim from the pharmacy next door, but are attacked by spider-like creatures which claim the lives of two of the volunteers. Seeing the failed expedition, Carmody's following grows stronger, with a visibly shaken Jim becoming one of her most vocal followers.
Billy, who had begged his father not to go, makes him promise that from now on they will stay together. With the discovery that two soldiers from the Arrowhead Project committed Brain damage during the expedition's absence, the remaining soldier, Private Wayne Jessup , reveals that the project - rumored to be an attempt to look into other dimensions - was the likely origin of the mist. At Carmody's command, her enraged and horrified followers stab the young soldier several times and throw him outside, where he is quickly killed by an enormous, mantis-like creature. While preparing to leave the following morning, David and his group are intercepted by Mrs. Carmody, who at first demands that Billy and Amanda are to be sacrificed. As the crowd attempts to grab Billy and Amanda, Mrs. Carmody orders that David and his entire group be sacrificed instead. But then, Ollie Weeks shoots and kills her, horrifying her followers and forcing them to reluctantly allow David's group to leave. Ollie, Myron, and Cornell are killed in the ensuing escape and Bud Brown runs back to the store in panic, but Amanda, David, Billy, Dan and Irene make it safely to the car. They drive off, while Mrs. Carmody's angry ex-followers and an upset Bud Brown watch in shock.
Driving through the mist, David returns home to find his home destroyed and Stephanie dead. She has fallen victim to the spider-like creatures. Heartbroken, he drives the group south, witnessing the destruction left in the wake of the mist and encountering a tentacled beast towering hundreds of feet high. Eventually, they run out of gas without finding any other survivors. While Billy is sleeping, the four adults accept their fate, deciding that there is no point in going any further. With four bullets left in the gun and five people in the car, David shoots Amanda, Dan, Irene, and his son, Billy, to spare them a more violent death by the creatures. Sobbing, he attempts to shoot the creatures with the now-empty gun before exiting the vehicle to let the creatures in the mist take him. He hears what sounds like a creature moving toward him, but it is soon revealed as a self-propelled artillery vehicle, followed by a large contingent of soldiers equipped with NBC suits and flamethrowers. As the mist parts, several military trucks filled with soldiers and survivors pass David; among them are Mrs. Carmody's ex-followers, who appear to have gotten over her death, and other people from the market, implying that they were all rescued shortly after David left. Also among the survivors, the mother whom nobody from the store would escort and her two children. Realizing that the killings were in vain, David falls to his knees screaming while two soldiers watch him in confusion.
In my opinion this film is very dusturibing and i hope there is no sequels