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THE MIST

AURA ZAHRA AZZUHRA


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M U H A M A D FA R C H A N R
S Y I FA A D A W I YA H

THE MIST
Orientation
Genre

: Horor film

Writter

: Stephen king

Producer : Frank darabont


Director : Rohn Scmidt
Studio

: Paramount picture

Cast

Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden,


Jeffrey DeMunn, Andre Braugher, Toby Jones William Sadler, Frances
Sternhagen, Nathan Gamble, Alexa Davalos, Chris Owen ,Samuel Witwer,
David Jensen, Melissa McBride, Buck Taylor, Juan Gabriel Pareja, Ron Clinton
Smith

Interpretative Recount
The Mist (also known as Stephen King's The Mist) is a 2007
American science fiction horror film based on the 1980 novella of the same
name by Stephen King. The film was written and directed by Frank Darabont, who
had previously adapted Stephen King's works The Shawshank Redemption and The
Green Mile. Darabont had been interested in adapting The Mist for the big screen
since the 1980s. The film features an ensemble cast including Thomas Jane, Marcia
Gay Harden, Samuel Witwer, Toby Jones, Nathan Gamble,William Sadler, Andre
Braugher, Frances Sternhagen, and future The Walking Dead actors Jeffrey
DeMunn, Laurie Holden, and Melissa McBride.
Darabont began filming The Mist in Shreveport, Louisiana in February 2007. The
director revised the ending of the film to be darker than the novella's ending, a
change to which King was amenable. He also sought unique creature designs to
differentiate his from creatures in past films. The Mist was commercially released in

the United States and Canada on November 21, 2007; it performed well at the box
office and received generally positive reviews.
Although a monster movie, the central theme explores what ordinary people will be
driven to do under extraordinary circumstances. The plot revolves around members
of the small town of Bridgton, Maine who, after a severe thunderstorm causes the
power to go out the night before, meet in a supermarket to pick up supplies. While
they struggle to survive an unnatural mist which envelops the town and conceals
vicious, otherworldly monsters, extreme tensions rise among the survivors.

Evaluation
One morning after a violent thunderstorm, David Drayton (Thomas
Jane), a graphic artist, and his wife Stephanie (Kelly Collins Lintz) check the
damage. They find a large tree planted by David's grandfather has fallen on the
house and another tree belonging to his next door neighbour Brent Norton (Andre
Braugher) has demolished their boat-house and landing pier. David goes to ask the
neighbour for his insurance details to pay for the damage to the boat-house.
As he is leaving the lakeside he and Stephanie notice a strange mist floating across
the surface of the lake towards their property. Another tree has fallen on the
neighbour's car and David commiserates with him, 'as it was a beautiful car'.
David decides to go to the local grocery store to buy supplies, bringing his eightyear-old son, Billy (Nathan Gamble), and his neighbour along. On the way, they see
a convoy of military trucks. When they arrive at the store, they find it crowded with
people who are also recovering from the storm. Suddenly, a tornado siren is heard
and the power grid goes down, leaving the store with only a generator for the
refrigeration units. As the town's tornado sirens go off, a panicked man with a bloody
nose, Dan Miller (Jeffrey DeMunn), runs into the store warning of something
dangerous in the oncoming mist, which quickly envelops the store, making it
impossible to see outside.
Mrs. Carmody (Marcia Gay Harden), a religious fanatic, believes that this is the
beginning of Armageddon. A shaken woman (Melissa McBride) exclaims that she
must return to her children, whom she left at home, and leaves, alone. David and
others investigate the loading bay generator and find that the exhaust vent is
plugged. Young bag-boy Norm (Chris Owen) volunteers to go outside and unplug the
vent but as the roller-door is lifted he is snatched and despite David and Ollie Weeks
(Toby Jones) the assistant store manger pulling at Norm to pry him out of the

clutches of the otherworldly monster; he is taken by its multiple giant octopus-like


tentacles with sharp teeth attached and devoured.
On returning to the main store, Norton doesn't believe their claims and is certain that
David is playing a joke on him and the other men are backing him up, as pay-back
for the lawsuit Norton filed against David last year. Norton, decides to go get help
with several others. One of them agrees to tie a 300ft length of cord around his waist
and they will hold onto the other end in the store, therefore those in the store will
know they have made it at least 300ft from the store. As approximately half of the
cord has been let out, of the store, it is suddenly pulled out at a great rate of knots
and then goes limp. Those in the store are so worried about the fate of those
outside, they start to pull the cord back in and as they do it turns bloody and they see
that outside the store, they are pulling the lower half of a man's torso towards them.
in desperation, the cord is cut free by someone inside the store and the doors are
slammed shut to protect those left inside the store from an unseen monster, which
shocks everyone.
They barricade the shop-front windows with a wall made of sacks of cat litter, pet
food and other supplies. At night, enormous flying scorpion-like insects land on the
windows and pterodactyl-like animals prey on them, eventually causing the glass to
break. The breach allows some of the creatures to wreak havoc inside the grocery
store. The insects have a deadly sting in their tails and two people are killed. Another
person is badly burned, in attempt to set the creatures on fire. One of the insects
lands on Mrs. Carmody and she is miraculously spared by one of the insects when
she prays. She starts preaching and quickly gains followers among the distraught
survivors.
People are starting to lose hope of ever leaving the store alive and one customer is
found dead after taking an overdose of pain-killers. David discusses with a select few
of his fear that Mrs. Carmody is winning over people to her 'God's Vengeance'
religious reasons for the monsters wreaking havoc in the town and she is gaining
followers ever since she was spared by the insects. David thinks he and some
volunteers should venture out of the store to check on the nearby stores and
possibly get help for those in the store.

Evaluation Summation
David and a group of volunteers attempt to retrieve medical supplies
for the burnt victim from the pharmacy. The pharmacy appears to be empty, but its
patrons have been ensnared in webs. David's party also discovers an MPwho has

been webbed to a pillar. The MP gasps that the mist was "their fault." David's party is
then attacked by dozens of otherworldly spider-like monsters. Two members are
killed, and the surviving members flee with the supplies. Despite their efforts the burn
victim still dies from his injuries.
At the store, two of the soldiers have committed suicide, and the remaining soldier,
Private Jessup (Samuel Witwer), reveals that the local military base was filled with
rumors about Project Arrowheadan attempt to look intoother dimensions, and the
scientists responsible for the experiment may have inadvertently opened a doorway
into a dimension containing the creatures that surround them. Mrs. Carmody whips
the congregation into a killing fury, urging them to sacrifice Jessup so that the
creatures will leave the rest of them alone. Jessup is repeatedly stabbed and thrown
out of the store, where he is grabbed and devoured by a large praying mantis-like
creature.
David and a handful of rational survivors secretly gather supplies to flee. The next
morning, however, they are intercepted by Mrs. Carmody, who destroys the supplies
and attempts to have David and the other non-believers killed, only to be killed
herself by Ollie, the store's assistant manager. With the cultists returning to their
senses following the death of their leader, David and his group are allowed to leave.
While running to David's car, three people (including Ollie) are killed by creatures,
while store manager Bud Brown is lost in the confusion and runs back to the store.
The remaining members of David's groupAmanda, Irene, Dan, and Billymake it
to the car and retrieve Amanda's gun. They drive past the store window, as Bud and
the rest watch.
Driving through the mist, David returns home to find his house destroyed and his
wife dead. Heartbroken and in tears, he drives the group south, seeing destruction
and a gigantic multi-legged, tentacled beast. After hours of traveling, they run out of
gas. While Billy is sleeping, the four adults hear a monstrous sound and decide that
there is no point in going on. With four bullets left in Amanda's gun and five people in
the car, David shoots the other four rather than have them suffer from the beasts.
Distraught and determined to die, David gets out of the car and calls out for the
monsters to come and get him. To his horror and surprise, a U.S. Army self-propelled
artillerypiece emerges from the mist, followed by a large army unit equipped
with NBC suits and flamethrowers. As the mist recedes, burning carcasses of huge
spiders are seen, while several truckfuls of both soldiers and survivors also pass
David. Among them is the woman who left the store at the storm's outset, along with
her two young children, whom she left to save. Realizing that they were only
moments from being rescued and had been driving away from help the entire time,
David falls to his knees, screaming in anguish, while two soldiers look on in
confusion.

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