Cast and Crew: Frank Darabont (Director, Screenplay, Producer); Bob and Harvey Weinstein and Richard Saperstein (Executive Producers); Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher, Toby Jones, William Sadler, Jeffery DeMunn, Frances Sternhagen, Chris Owen
What It’s About: An intense storm is followed by an all-encompassing mist with something inside it that kills. Residents of a small town are trapped inside a supermarket within the mist and must decide whether to fight or flee-and who to follow.
Why Watch it Today?: Maine entered the Union today in 1820 as the 23rd state. Previously administered as a province of Massachusetts, Maine’s statehood kept the balance of slave to free states. Thanks to the author of the story that is the basis of today’s film, Stephen King, Maine became synonymous with horror in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and today’s film is one of the best recent horror films made from King’s work.