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    Default Movie, The Mist and Nightworld

    I think that movie really captures the world at night from Nightworld, where every moment is filled with danger, fear and dread.

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    I liked that film. It was based off a short-story by Stephen King, and you're right, it is kind of reminiscent of Nightworld (other than the fact that it takes place mostly during the day).

    I don't remember whether the first edition of Nightworld or King's original story was published first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-dono View Post
    I don't remember whether the first edition of Nightworld or King's original story was published first.
    THE MIST came first, published for the first time in 1980.

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    I liked it a lot too. The end was upsetting, but somehow great because you just don't see that sort of amazingly stupid awefulness very often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t4terrific View Post
    I liked it a lot too. The end was upsetting, but somehow great because you just don't see that sort of amazingly stupid awefulness very often.
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    I liked the film as well upon seeing it on Cable a few years ago. Come to think of it, the world of The Mist and the Nightime World Rasalom was trying to unleash on the Earth in Nightworld are somewhat similar. The ending of the movie was definitely a shocker. I remember thinking the director (Frank Durabont, I believe) was taking a chance by leaving that in the final cut and not replacing it with some sappy Hollywood finale. But I liked that he had the guts to leave it the way King wrote it (if indeed that's how the story by King ended; I never read it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave618 View Post
    But I liked that he had the guts to leave it the way King wrote it (if indeed that's how the story by King ended; I never read it).
    No, the ending is different from the novella by a long shot. The film is much more bleak, and more definitive, and considering I loved the ending of the novella, it wasn't film friendly, and I found the film ending to work even better, IMO. Well done Frank.

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    The end of the movie is a tragedy of a man who lost a hope and hurries to dead. But Nightworld's people save it - and it's completely different story which shows us a coincidence only in severad detales (mysterical anymals), but opposites in main line - psychological. Why the artist (Thomas Jane) has killed his own son - because he decided the death would be a best way for him (and for himself but bullets are gone!). In the Nightworld we have an single enemy, who stays behind all that changes, and lots of folks who are ready to fight with him not only with their hands but with their hearts. And they wins.

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    I've read the Mist many times, it's Nightworld that is, for me, nearly impossible to get my hands on to read. I've been searching in specialty, used book shops, and flea markets for years unsuccessfully trying to find it. Looking forward to this upcoming rerelease, maybe it'll finally be easier to come by. I'm not much for ordering, I'd rather just get out of the house, wander in to the local bookstore/s, browse around, talk to folks, find what I'm looking for, and bring it on home.
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    After five years I was going to post something like this, good thing I searched first.

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