The Mist

The Mist ★★★★½

"You don't have much faith in humanity do you?" -Amanda,

- Stephen King Ranked: boxd.it/23MKw
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Yes!

This is a slow building scifi horror tension fest with a hall of fame ending and great social commentary. The Mist works in part because it is surprisingly easy to visualize yourself in the circumstances and identify with one of the characters. That's a testament to the excellent writing, the outstanding ensemble cast, and the slow decline of humanity. The film does such a great job placing the circumstances of the supermarket in a political frame that is interesting and thought-provoking today. At the same time the film manages to rock at being psychologically terrifying, occasionally scary, and absolutely thrilling.

It's aging beautifully.

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