Human Groceries

The Mist

While you’re at the store don’t forget to pick up some milk, bread, and some giant flesh-eating creatures. That’s the premise of The Mist (2007), adapted from a Stephen King story about the hazards of shopping for groceries in his town.

The Mist

Davis Drayton and his young son Billy go to the grocery store as an eerie mist fog rolls into town. No sooner are they through comparing prices of ketchup to catsup, when someone runs inside screaming that there’s something in the mist that’s enveloped the entire of everything – and it’s eating people. Color me stupid, but I thought you go inside the store to eat stuff, not the other way around. But this time the opposite is true.

The Mist

The store’s patrons lock the doors and the short road to freaking out begins, with religious zealots predicting the end of the world and demanding a human sacrifice versus the rational few who just came to the store for some ketchup/catsup.

The Mist

During the power struggle, something with honkingly big tentacles tries getting through the store’s loading dock doors where ketchup AND catsup are delivered. Then it’s decided to test the mist to see who is right: those who believe God’s wrath is imminent, or anyone else who thinks the fog creatures are a normal part of life.

The Mist

The monsters outside, however, are no match for the evil inside, as stressed fanaticism gets pushed to the extreme. Those who side with God call for a group sacrifice. Everyone not down with that escapes into the mist and find a car with working high beams.

The Mist

The plan now is to drive away from the unearthly monsters. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Running out of gas they decide to not let the creatures get them, so time to pass around the gun. Five people, four bullets. Davis decides to get out and let the monsters eat him and…hey, that’s not a monster

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