4 Horror with balls.PeteIRL | 29/10/2008 | See all PeteIRL's reviews (7)I can say quite confidently that The Mist is one of the finest horror films I have seen in a long, long time. The monster moments are horrific and suitable for the genre and the character moments are good enough for any drama. The origin of the mist itself is kept as ambiguous as possible which keeps the audience uncomfortably mystified, just like the townspeople. And with an ending that is astonishing in it's willingness not to give the audience any sense of comfort in closure, Darabont's film is as close to the perfect horror film as I've seen any film come. It's almost impossible to lavish enough praise on The Mist. It's surprising how good it is. But when Stephen King's stories are adapted well, they make for excellent viewing. The Mist is up with The Sawshank Redemption and Kubrick's adaptation of The Shining as the best of King's stories on screen. The Mist is an astoundingly well made movie. And one for the best of '08 list.