posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 08:20 AM
To me what makes a movie scary are multiple layers of disturbing content and perspectives. This is why I love Frank Darabont's adaptation of Stephen
King’s ‘The Mist’. The truth is; I’ve never really found that Stephen King’s writing translates well to the big screen (other than The
Shining but we know how much that story changed before it hit the theater). There are usually a large amount of characters in King’s stories which
make them typically far too ‘busy’ to make a good transition to a 2 hour movie. ‘The Mist’ in my opinion is quite different. The fact that
there are a lot of characters adds to the story as opposed to takes away from it.
The beauty of The Mist isn’t the scary monsters that come out of the mist and eat people; it’s the psychological degradation of the people who are
going through the ordeal. That’s flippin scary!
The best exchange in the movie sums it all up:
Amanda Dunfrey: You don't have much faith in humanity, do you?
Dan Miller: None, whatsoever.
Amanda Dunfrey: I can't accept that. People are basically good; decent. My god, David, we're a civilized society.
David Drayton: Sure, as long as the machines are working and you can dial 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, you scare
the (expletive) out of them - no more rules.
By the way, the ending is one of the greatest movie endings ever! I kid you not, the BEST ending ever!!
By the way, The Shining was good too.
[edit on 29-1-2009 by TheDarkHorse]