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Craig Duffy’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
It's hard to believe that this film was made by the same guy who did The Shawshank Redemption. Disregard the Stephen King connection and these two films could not be more different. While Shawshank is a brilliant testament to the human spirit being able to survive through the worst of the worst, this film examines how the right situation can bring out the basest emotions in even the "nicest" person. Forget the evil tentacle creatures out there in the mist, your neighbors are capable of much more frightening things.
BE WARNED! This film is not light viewing at all. It can and will ruin your day. In spite of this, I still highly recommend it. I also recommend that you watch it in black and white as director Frank Darabont intended. This helps make some of the effects more believable AND ads a great Twilight Zone feeling to the whole proceedings. Most copies of the should film come with a choice between color and black and white before you play it. Push come shove, screw around with your TV's settings. It's well worth it.