When it first came out in late 2007, The Mist divided critics and audiences alike as no horror movie has ever done before, or may ever even do again. Some critics thought that it was the influential horror masterpiece that fans had been searching virtually there whole entire lives for. Others thought that it was a almost shockingly bad movie, with laughably bad special effects and some of the most crude acting that you may ever see in a mainstream horror movie (think about that for a minute, will you). Unfortunately, I am part of the latter. I say unfortunately, because I am actually a very big fan of Stephen King, who has given us some of the greatest horror stories, ever. So, who else better to bring this Stephen King novel to the big screen, than Mr. Frank Darabont, the man who directed King's very own The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile? Well, just one problem, both of those were dramas. Now, despite the fact that after this movie, Darabont would finally tie hid shoes and make a really, really great show called the Walking Dead, but, first, he would make this schlock. Know, as I was previously complaining about, what makes this movie so bad is that, on just a thriller level, the movie actually does have some merit. For the first half of the movie, the tension is packed, taut and the characters tension keeps the mood to a good ol' uneasy feeling. But, once the monster appear and start raising hell, we get nothing but some of the very worst special effects that I have ever seen in a mainstream movie, period. Also, adding to the chaos, is some increasingly unsubtle and just plain painfully over-the-top acting by the great actress, Marcia Gay Harden. Also, the ending that so many people claim to be one of the most shocking ever, is actually really funny in a ironic and disturbing movie, so I am pretty much just laughing at the movie, not along with it. So, there is plenty of well-deserved R Rated content, here: There is extremely frequent, extremely gruesome and very, very bloody monster violence and gore, which includes but is not limited to images of mutilation, facial explosion (Yup. You read that right), dismemberment and more. Also, there is some moderate profanity as well, including f--k, sh-t, cr-p, fr-gg-ng, h--l and more. So, if you are one of the many horror fans who had been suckered into watching this piece of sh*t, by other people who claim this to be a influential masterpiece, than spread the word, and tell everybody who hasn't seen it yet, or who wan'ts to see it, what it really is. P.S., sorry to be so negative, but it's just my opinion.