When you ask most horror fans to name a film based on a Stephen King story, most people bring up the same titles. We all know that Carrie and The Shining rule but there are so many to enjoy. One film that comes to mind is The Mist, a 2007 film based on King’s 1980 novella of the same name. A storm blowing through a small town and leaving a supernatural creature-laden mist in its wake is prime scary material. Is The Mist a cinematic masterpiece? No. Is it fun, full of torture, and yet another affirmation that humans are always our own worst enemy. Sure. Just in time for Halloween, The Mist will arrive on 4K HD (Blu-ray + Digital) and get a Best Buy exclusive release on October 3.
The release comes with a few special features, too. An alternate black and white version of The Mist and audio commentary from the film’s director and writer Frank Darabont are two key treats. If you get the Blu-ray, you’ll get deleted scenes with optional commentary by Frank Darabont. There’s also a conversation between him and Stephen King. Blu-ray owners will also receive two hours of bonus material. The artwork is very weird and creepy, just like the movie.
This movie feels exceptionally delightful for The Walking Dead fans (hello, it’s me). Three years before the show hit AMC, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, and Melissa McBride were in this movie together. They later went on to portray Andrea, Dale, and Carol in The Walking Dead. Frank Darabont developed The Walking Dead and served as its first showrunner. Truly a legend. Juan Gabriel Pareja plays a character named Morales in The Mist before playing another Morales in The Walking Dead. The Mist stars Thomas Jane after his turn as the titular antihero in The Punisher movie. His co-star? The legendary Marcia Gay Harden of Law & Order: SVU fame.
We can’t wait to see The Mist come to sharper life in 4K HD soon. The Blu-ray plus digital will cost $34.99 while the Best Buy exclusive is $37.99. Pre-orders are live on Amazon as well as Best Buy’s website.