The Mist

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Anybody see this movie yet ? I read the story, part of "Skeleton Crew", about 20 years ago and have been waiting for the movie ever since. I'm kind of glad they waited until now, instead of having it with "Creepshow", in the age of shitty special FX.

One thing I thought of what they should do at the end, zoom out and eventually show the earth from space covered in mist. That would be a great ending. The book ended with them just driving seeking an end to the mist.
 

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Anybody see this movie yet ? I read the story, part of "Skeleton Crew", about 20 years ago and have been waiting for the movie ever since. I'm kind of glad they waited until now, instead of having it with "Creepshow", in the age of shitty special FX.

One thing I thought of what they should do at the end, zoom out and eventually show the earth from space covered in mist. That would be a great ending. The book ended with them just driving seeking an end to the mist.
Dude, trust me. The new ending is fucking awesome. I don't quite say it's better than the one in the book, but it's goddamn good.
 

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I read the story and loved it, (I'm a huge King fan anyway), and I'm actually going to see the movie tonight, hopefully it will measure up to the novella's quality.
 

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Just got back, and I have to say it was a pretty damn good movie. All the actors did a good job, Thomas Jane did a great job, IMO. I liked the ending very much, I don't know if it measures up to the book's ending, but it was pleasing. I'd recommend it to King fans and anyone who likes a good creepy flick, very good movie all around.
 
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I loved it. Did anyone else notice that in the opening scene he was painting what appeared to be a movie poster for "The Dark Tower"?
 

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Dude, trust me. The new ending is fucking awesome. I don't quite say it's better than the one in the book, but it's goddamn good.
I never read the story, but I just got back from the movie- Damn, what a great horror flick!! Best horror/suspense movie in I don't know how long. Can't think of one that compares right now. Just was amazing.
I was wondering how the book ended, and seems the movie ending was actually better IMO than the one mentioned here. Just great.
Yeah, I'm gushing.
Can't wait to hear the boys talk about it, especially since the director was there.
 

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Just read an article about how King likes this ending better than the book ending.
 

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Just read an article about how King likes this ending better than the book ending.
I'm not surprised. It is pretty cool. Not beyond some critism, but very cool! and nice to hear such honesty from Mr King.
 

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I loved it. Did anyone else notice that in the opening scene he was painting what appeared to be a movie poster for "The Dark Tower"?
Same, great flick. Yeah, I noticed that too. He was painting Roland from the Dark Tower and in the background if you noticed, he had painted the poster for The Thing. And, finally, I know this is a stretch, but they mentioned he painted "movie posters", so I'm hoping that's a hint towards a Dark Tower movie.
 

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Dark Towers Movie!?!?!?!? No fucking way,,,,that would be the greatest ever! I have only read the Dark Towers that he wrote for his short stories book (also has 1408 in it), called "the road virus heads north," great book.

So before I dereail the thread I just wanted to say im going to the movie tonight and can't wait! I loved 1408 and was excited to see the changes he made from the book to the movie (was hoping for it to be as authentic as possiable), and I thought the movie was great!

So= what is the order of the Dark Towers series?
 
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So= what is the order of the Dark Towers series?
The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger (1982)
The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three (1987)
The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands (1991)
The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass (1997)
The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla (2003)
The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah (2004)
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower (2004)

I've still only read the first 4, and that was a while ago. Good stuff, though.
 

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The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger (1982)
The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three (1987)
The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands (1991)
The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass (1997)
The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla (2003)
The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah (2004)
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower (2004)

I've still only read the first 4, and that was a while ago. Good stuff, though.
Great series, I just finished it recently, stick to it, and the ending of the whole thing will please you. I highly reccomend it.
 

distortion9

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Holy shit....The Mist fucking owned....Best ending ever.
 

WhiteHonkyDevil

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Dark Towers Movie!?!?!?!? No fucking way,,,,that would be the greatest ever! I have only read the Dark Towers that he wrote for his short stories book (also has 1408 in it), called "the road virus heads north," great book.

So before I dereail the thread I just wanted to say im going to the movie tonight and can't wait! I loved 1408 and was excited to see the changes he made from the book to the movie (was hoping for it to be as authentic as possiable), and I thought the movie was great!

So= what is the order of the Dark Towers series?
The book you're thinking of Everything's Eventual (the title of the short story collection, and also a story in it), and the short story is "The Sisters Of Eluria"...or something like that.

Obviously, the order of the stories are 1-7 :action-sm

Honestly, though....you can pretty much skip The Waste Lands (3), aside from finally bringing a character into the fold, the novel doesn't do SHIT for the series. Well...actually, there's one other important plot point, but it's nothing you can't pick up from a Cliff's Notes version...the novel, on a whole, sucks.

I would suggest reading most of his other novels first (not that I'm assuming you haven't), as he tries to tie every character he's ever even thought of into the Dark Tower series. It's a great idea, but doesn't always work out so well.

Oh, and to keep it on topic (too late), the novel ends with:

the crew ending up in a hotel where they get a ham radio and hear a single word - "Hartford", so they start heading that way, hoping for the best, not sure of what is going to happen.....as opposed to the movie ending which
isn't as open-ended

Yep, I'm a trivia-laden fanboy.
 

Dre

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Yep, I'm a trivia-laden fanboy.
Same, I have such a King obsession it's not even funny. Great books, I still got like 1 or 2 of the most recent ones to read, (Lisey's Story etc.), but other than that I've read all of his books.
 

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I've read the story many times, I just want to see if the movie is close to how I imagined it.
 

Shane1V

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I've read the story many times, I just want to see if the movie is close to how I imagined it.
I think you will be satisfied. I never read it, but the movie was really well done. The whole thing was just good scary fun. I read somewhere that Mr. King actually likes the movie ending better than his books.
 

Shane1V

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Same, I have such a King obsession it's not even funny. Great books, I still got like 1 or 2 of the most recent ones to read, (Lisey's Story etc.), but other than that I've read all of his books.
I like this with Dean R. Koonts books. I've read about 35 of 'em. Great stuff.
 

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I just saw the movie and i was pleased on how fucking good it was!

Now i wanna read the story.....
 

Shane1V

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I just saw the movie and i was pleased on how fucking good it was!

Now i wanna read the story.....
Yeah, I felt great after seeing it! Just so pleasantly surprised.

I wish Dean Koontz could get his movies that well made. He has some fantastic books that could be great movies but they just come out like B-movies unfortunetly. I'd like this director and screenwriter to take one on.