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Bad News for The Mist’s Expectations – Stephen King Approves of It

As everyone knows Stephen King hates the movies based on his books and stories that don’t suck, such as say The Shining and The Dead Zone and loves the ones that do suck. He even tried to remake the Shining as a TV mini-series starring the guy from Wings and some glowing furniture. He directed Maximum Overdrive, a movie about evil trucks gone bad. So it’s safe to say if Stephen King likes a horror movie based on his work, it’s a bad bad movie.

Now it seems the Mist has a new ending to substitute for the rather ambigious ending of the original The Mist novella by Stephen King, via Frank Darabont and apparently King approves of it and warns us not to “give it away.” That suggests either empty hype or a completely unnecessary shock ending, one of the overall patterns in King’s work that he has commented on is that the kids don’t die. So we can expect that as a possibility, as well as just everyone being eaten.

Frank wrote a new ending that I loved. It is the most shocking ending ever and there should be a law passed stating that anybody who reveals the last 5 minutes of this film should be hung from their neck until dead.

Well the last 5 minutes can only do so much and spoilers are most likely to involve the death of characters. I mean I don’t see the last 5 minutes sending the cast of Half Life back to their original evil dimension. I don’t see the change as being a completely happy go lucky ending where they reach safety. Stephen King certainly wouldn’t love that, so we’re left with a final 5 minutes that may kill off all or many of the characters more so than in the novella or leave them in a hopeless situation altogether.

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