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How Stephen King Really Feels About The Mist Movie's Bleak Ending
The film adaption of Steven King's "The Mist" has arguably one of the bleakest horror movie endings of all time and doesn't appear in the author's novella.
King's story ends on a dark yet hopeful note whereas there is none in writer-director Frank Darabont's version. However, King himself approved of the movie's change.
Unlike King's version where David and the others escape the market in a car before hearing a voice on the radio, David instead gives up hope and kills the other survivors.
In his nonfiction book "Danse Macabre," King said, "The ending will tear your heart out . . . but so will life, in the end. Frank Darabont's vision of hell is completely uncompromising."