Day 3 of the 10 DAYS OF STEPHEN KING is upon us! Today we review one of King's most chilling tales...THE MIST. Enjoy!
When I first purchased and watched the film I watched the color version and thought it a fair adaptation of the novella. Then I watched it a second time in black and white. Which is Frank Darabont's original intention and it's a brilliant decision. The film was already shot in high contrast color. But in the black and white the mist itself becomes more enveloping, more dangerous, more of a character of it's own. The situation of society crumbling in a grocery store becomes bleaker and more surreal. Over all the film just becomes more intense. But, don't take my word for it go out and buy the two disc special edition blu-ray or DVD today and throw out the first disc.
Paul's Rating: Color version 7/10 B&W 9/10