“It [has] the most shocking ending ever and there should be a law passed stating that anybody who reveals the last five minutes of this film should be hung from their neck until dead,” said Stephen King of The Mist, Frank Darabont's adaptation of his classic novella. He wasn't kidding! While many appreciated the bleaker-than-bleak denouement of the 2007 horror film — which I will not reveal here for fear of being lynched — many others, myself included, were not particularly keen on Darabont's version (it bears mentioning that King's novella ended on a more hopeful note).
With today's news (via Variety) that Spike has ordered the pilot for a TV series adaptation of the book, I'm here with a friendly reminder that people are still not over the ending of this damn movie. So not over it, in fact, that even in the days and weeks and months preceding today's news people have been tweeting about it practically non-stop — even though the film is now more than eight years old:
Ok, but do we all agree that The Mist has the most effed up ending ever?
– Perkins (@theonewitheone) February 25, 2016
Stephen King's short story The Mist was a great read. The film adaptation was good, but the ridiculous ending ruined it for me.
– Tony (@dsgruntled_goat) February 25, 2016
– michellortega (@michellortega27) February 25, 2016
Darabont's adaptation of The Mist was great, and I haven't watched it again because of that ending. Fitting but super fucking depressing.
– Ali Arikan (@aliarikan) February 25, 2016
the ending of the mist fucked me up i can't get over it
– kaylee (@dontwantofeeI) February 25, 2016
The movie “The Mist” has a fucked up ending
– SWOOBS (@TheNames_Swoobs) February 25, 2016
I think the saddest/best/worst/most gut wrenching movie ending goes to The Mist.
– tb (@Birot1) February 23, 2016