​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

# 27 THE MIST








#27 on the 2017 movie countdown is a film I hadn't watched since it came out, 2007's The Mist. A group of people are trapped in a supermarket when a sudden mist rolls in after a storm and it seems to contain all sorts of horrible creatures. Among the people trapped are David (Thomas Jane), the most level-headed among everyone; Ollie (Tony Jones), the meek grocery clerk who isn't all that meek when it counts; teacher Amanda (Laurie Holden) who watches over David's son while he's dealing with stuff; and Mrs. Carmody (Marcia Gay Harden), the local religious fanatic who uses this opportunity to preach to the trapped multitude about the end of days. The Mist is character-driven, with just enough jolts and gore to earn its horror stripes, and boasts one of the most devastating endings in modern cinema. Based on a Steven King novella (the ending was changed from the original with King's blessing), The Mist will still affect you even if you've seen it before. Oh and a lot of folks from this film went on to work on The Walking Dead (director-writer Frank Darabont, makeup FX king Greg Nicotero and actors Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn and Melissa McGee). Powerful stuff.

TLA one-word review: heartbreaking

THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?