(However, the movie has a much more brutal ending, in my opinion.) With Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher. While Stephen King is truly a first class American writer, it seems to me that his endings can be somewhat weak and predictable (some will view this comment as blasphemy). The Mist, Stephen King The Mist is a horror novel by the American author Stephen King, in which the small town of Bridgton, Maine is suddenly enveloped in an unnatural mist that conceals otherworldly monsters. Now, the author explains what he really thinks of the changes in the 2007 big screen adaptation. Frank Darabont's The Mist has a very different ending than the original Stephen King novella. A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.

THE MIST is my favorite short story by Stephen King. The Mist grabbed and held my attention for the first 90% of the story. As the mist takes its toll on the nerves of those trapped in the store, a religious zealot, Mrs. Carmody (Marcia Gay Harden) begins to play on their fears to convince them that this is God’s vengeance for their sins and that a sacrifice must be made and two groups—those for and those against—are aligned. I remember thinking, "It's the perfect length for a movie, without leaving out any details," since movies based on King stories are rarely as good as the books. Directed by Frank Darabont. I first read it as part of SKELETON CREW (1985).