The crap movie’s ending turns out to be far darker, and arguably better than its original Stephen King novella, and the king of horror himself agrees.

The fog The film arguably has a much better ending than its original Stephen King novella, and the King of Horror himself agrees. Long before The fogDirector Frank Darabont traversed King’s The Shawshank Redemption and The green mile to the big screen. Both films were widely acclaimed for their unabashed and unique portrayal of human nature. While The fog Receiving relatively mixed reviews from critics and viewers alike, the film has garnered a cult following over the years, particularly for its wacky ending.

The fog makes up for what it lacks in budget with a wealth of terrifying suspense. Confined to a supermarket, the film instills a sense of extreme post-apocalyptic claustrophobia that slowly ups the ante with random monstrosities and distorted human morals. Unlike its source material, which ends on an uncertain note, The fog an unapologetically somber ending that’s as thought provoking as it is disturbing.


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The film’s shocking ending is a far cry from Hollywood’s usual fare of hopeful post-apocalyptic drama and may not be to everyone’s taste. However, his attempt to stand out from the crowd and carve his own path makes him a commendable addition to the wide range of Stephen King adaptations out there. Almost the entire term The fog follows a typical horror narrative in which the underlying tension gradually builds for its characters, who have locked themselves in a supermarket to seek shelter from a deadly fog. When they finally take the plunge and exit the store, the film gives the audience a glimmer of hope by deceptively suggesting that everything will end well for them. But just as the film begins to wrap up its seemingly upbeat coda, it moves away from most Stephen King adaptations and shocks with an unpredictable Lovecraftian twist.

The Lovecraftian ending to The Mist makes it creepier

The end of the mist explained

in the The fogIn the final scenes of , some of the main characters stick to their faith, defying all odds and showing immense courage as they escape from the supermarket and set out to explore their dark world. What begins for them as an odd doomsday event, however, gradually morphs, in Lovecraft’s fashion, into something far more unknown and unforgivable. The brave fall victim to their tragic fate when their car runs out of fuel and they are forced to kill themselves before the unworldly monsters of the mist can reach them. Overarching hero David (played by Tom Jane) shoots his own son – along with four others – in cold blood but doesn’t have enough bullets to kill himself. The gun’s empty cylinder and the car’s dry fuel tank symbolize David’s inexhaustible resolve, which is broken even further when he is rescued shortly thereafter and his sacrifice is in vain. Meanwhile, it is hinted that the cowards and fanatics who stayed behind in the shop will be rewarded. Ultimately, given HP Lovecraft’s cosmism, the inevitability of fate spares no one – not even the heroes.

What Stephen King said about the ending of The Mist Movie

Stephen King in IT 2 and Thomas Jane as David in The Mist

When Frank Darabont approached King about the film’s original ending (via Cinemablend), the writer was “totally down“with that, because it was so”Anti-Hollywood – Anti-everything.” He liked the film’s nihilistic approach and asked Frank to “go ahead and do it.carrie Author Stephen King was later so blown away The fog‘s horrible ending that he even joked about it, saying (via Movieweb), “A law should be passed stating that anyone who reveals the last 5 minutes of this film should be hanged by their necks to death.

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