People Are Saying 2007 Horror Has The Most Unexpected Plot Twist Of All Time

The Mist: Horror movie fans have shared that the film has one of the most unexpected plot twists of all time.
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People are taking to social media and saying a horror movie from 2007 has the most unexpected plot twist of all time. 

Nothing is better than cosying up and opening up the likes of Netflix or Prime Video to find the latest horror film.

From Vivarium to It Follows, streaming services have tons of content to keep you gripped and leave you guessing when the next jump scare will take you off guard.

Horror movie fanatics have now taken to X (formerly known as Twitter) to share one movie that has one of the most unexpected plot twists of all time.

Watch the trailer for the horror film here…

The Mist is a 2007 horror which is an adaptation of Stephen King’s 1980 novella of the same name.

If you’re unfamiliar with the source material the story follows a freak storm in Maine that creepily unleashes a species of inhuman creatures in a small town.

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A bunch of locals gather together and find themselves locked in a grocery store as they begin to fight for their lives.

However, as with most horror movies, there is a twist that comes as it appears there is a threat within.

The spine-tingling movie boasts a star-studded cast that includes the likes of Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Marcia Gay Harden (Flubber) and Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead) to name a few.

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The Mist’s ending has been described as ‘gut-wrenching’. Credit: Dimension Films

The Mist is written and directed by Frank Darabont, who is the man behind the critically acclaimed movies The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile – as well as working on seasons one and two of the Emmy Award-winning series The Walking Dead.

The Mist has a positive score of 73% on Rotten Tomatoes – with many viewers praising the film’s ‘gut-wrenching’ ending.

Despite being released all the way back in 2007, horror movie fans are still rushing to X to share their opinions on it.

One user says: “Revisited The Mist in B&W which enhances the viewing experience. It gives it that old-timey monster movie feel and the CGI looks better and that ending… it’s still a gut punch.”

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There is a black-and-white version of The Mist. Credit: Dimension Films

“I forgot how good The Mist is. This ending still hits so hard,” adds a second user.

A third user quips: “Mondays + this gut-wrenching ending = PURE HORROR.”

“Watched The Mist and thought that was enjoyable that ending was something,” says a fourth user.

Another person pens: “The Mist has aged well with time and the black-and-white version (which is the director’s preferred version) looks beautiful on the new 4K disc.

“Such a damn good film with one of the best endings in a Stephen King adaptation.”

Following the release of The Mist in colour, Darabont dropped a black-and-white cut of the film to make viewers feel like they were watching a movie from the 1950s or 60s.

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Speaking to, the director explained: “I think it’s a tonal thing. It puts my head right back into that low-budget, Night of the Living Dead era of filmmaking. Or just prior to that with some of the crazy, big-bug science fiction movies.

“Which, to my mind, black-and-white kind of enhances in a way. Puts me back into the headspace of that nine, ten, eleven-year-old kid who stayed up to all hours, this was pre-video mind you, to catch some old movie on the tube ‘cause it was a horror picture’.”

He added that the black-and-white version is his preferred version to watch The Mist, but it isn’t necessarily the best version as he believes each viewer will have their own opinion.

The Mist is available to rent/purchase on Prime Video.

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Written by Ryan Wilks

Ryan is a content editor at IGV who specialises in celebrity and entertainment news. He has a degree in Magazine Journalism and Production from the University of Gloucestershire. He previously worked as a social media editor for Reach PLC’s national brands including Daily Star, Daily Express, OK! and The Mirror.