Over a decade after its release, The Mist remains one of the most lauded horror movies of the 21st Century. Though the CGI FX quickly became dated, it’s the emotional intensity of the script and powerful performances from lead cast members make The Mist truly worthy of acclaim and continued analysis. Of course, everyone remembers one think about Frank Darabont’s adaptation: That brutal ending!
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Even folks who loved the film are divided on the ending, which is about as bleak and nihilistic as anything ever produced by Hollywood. Our friends at WhatCulture have just released a video essay exploring why the ending of The Mist is so important and enduring. Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
Warning: Below There Be Spoilers!
Official Synopsis: The most anti-Hollywood ending ever?
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Official Synopsis: After a powerful storm damages their Maine home, David Drayton (Thomas Jane) 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 (Marcia Gay Harden) calls for a sacrifice.