Director: Frank Darabont
Stars: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher, Toby Jones, Frances Sternhagen
After a powerful storm damages their Maine home, David Drayton and his young son head into town to gather food and supplies. Soon afterward, a thick fog rolls in and engulfs the town, trapping the Draytons and others in the grocery store. Terror mounts as deadly creatures reveal themselves outside, but that may be nothing compared to the threat within, where a zealot calls for a sacrifice.
One of the best movies made from a book by Stephen King. They are normally little bad or they are just good horror movies. This one was great. I just could not believe how well this movie was made. Now as always, This is a review of the movie and not the book.
I loved this story. It is pretty out there, but you never know what is really going on out there in the world. The government has just too many secrets that could kill or harm a small town or community. You just never know. That being said. Experiments should never be worked on dealing with other dimensions. Are you serious? Why in the hell you any person take that kind of risk? It is just stupid to mess with.
These creatures were about absolutely terrifying. It was just a bunch of giant bugs and spider-like creatures and gigantic creatures that were mainly skeleton remains. They is nothing calm about that, and they will just simply attack you if they see you. That is called a really bad day.
The most interesting part of the movie was that there would have to be a religious nut ball inside the store with everyone else. She says it is the end of the world and convinces half of the people in the store to join her against the others. See what these overzealous religious freaks do to people. They make others crazy, and they know that people are weak and cannot stand on their own, so they will join them. It was such a great addition to the story. They could have just left all of this out, but they left it all in.
The cast was great. Thomas Jane always best the best job on his roles. Marcia Gay Harden is one of my favorite actress. She is always great at any role she portrays. The supporting cast sealed the deal to make this movie work. It was scary and eerie with some great dramatic scenes.
I really liked this movie a lot. I was impressed with the movie so much more than I thought I would be. It is well worth watching and even owning a copy. I thought it was thought good. Enjoy.
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