Horror Fans Are Praising One Of The Darkest Movies You’ve Ever Seen


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Horror fans come in many shapes and sizes, with different subsections preferring different types of terror in their horror. Some like over-the-top camp gore, some like a menacing aura, and some just like a really dark monstrosity, and that’s where Mist Between.

Directed by Stephen King adaptation expert Frank Darabont, Mist released in 2007 to mostly positive reception, but has gained many more followers in the fifteen years since its film debut. Based on a 1980 book of the same name, it follows a group of ordinary citizens in a crazy situation, learning what their true limits are.

Maybe a little more blurred area-y than most of King’s work, there’s a lot of love for it on Reddit’s house of horror.

There’s a lot to do, and one fan in particular praises the real villain of the piece, Ms. Carmody. Just like a player playing Worship of the Lambshe accumulates a cult following within hours and begins a dark and brooding reign.

Others mocked the OP for mentioning his political themes given that nearly all of King’s work featured conspiracy, incompetent right-wing governments, and selfish men in power; look no further than The dead zone.

Praise also goes its way for its Lovecraftian horror, which seems like something New England-based horror writers are destined to be good at. Can we please have more Lovecraft, Hollywood movies?

Director Darabont also said the ideal way to view the film was in black and white, with the film meant to hark back to classic cheesy creature movies of the 50s and 60s.

Ten years later, Spike TV has developed a series based on Mistbut it hasn’t been received very well by critics: it currently sits at an average of 60% on Rotten Tomatoes.


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