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15th Apr 2024

The movie with the ‘most shocking ending ever’ is airing on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio

Those who have seen the film will know what we’re talking about.

Our TV movie pick for tonight (Monday, 15 April) is The Mist, the 2007 film adaptation of Stephen King’s novella of the same name.

It centres around a man named David (Thomas Jane) who heads into town to gather food and supplies with his young son after a powerful storm damages their Maine home.

During their trip, however, a thick fog rolls in and engulfs the town – trapping the father and son and several others in a supermarket.

“Terror mounts as deadly creatures reveal themselves outside, but that may be nothing compared to the threat within, where a zealot (Marcia Gay Harden) calls for a sacrifice,” the plot synopsis reads.

Adapted for the screen by writer-director Frank Darabont – who also helmed the beloved King adaptations The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, as well as the pilot for The Walking Dead – the movie version of The Mist is an incredible expansion on its source material.

This is most clear in its final moments, where the film swaps out the original story’s ambiguous ending for a much more definitive climax.

And while we don’t want to spoil what exactly happens, JOE has previously called the ending “infamously shocking”, adding that it “sent everyone who seen it staggering from the cinema in sheer disbelief”.

If you want spoilers, check out the longer article we published about The Mist for its 15th anniversary here.

As well as airing on TV tonight at 9pm on Film4, the horror-thriller is also streaming on Prime Video.

Check out the trailer for The Mist right here:

Here are the other movies airing on TV tonight:

Teen Wolf – Sky Max – 9pm

Michael J. Fox is a basketball playing werewolf in this ’80s coming-of-age comedy.

Hulk – ITV4 – 9pm

Director Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Life of Pi) helms this very serious and emotional superhero flick that has aged very well.

The Resident – Legend Xtra – 9pm

In this horror, a woman (two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank) comes to suspect she is being stalked after moving into a new Brooklyn loft.

Little Miss Sunshine – TG4 – 9.30pm

The beloved Oscar-winning indie dramedy about a dysfunctional family taking its youngest member (Abigail Breslin) to compete in a child beauty pageant.

Last Passenger – Legend – 10.50pm

In this breakneck thriller, a group of passengers – including a doctor (Dougray Scott) and his son – on a night train from London gradually come to realise that the driver of the vehicle has a dark plan for everyone onboard.

Spring – Legend Xtra – 10.50pm

This sadly underseen indie centres on a young American man (Lou Taylor Pucci) who travels to Italy and falls in love with a woman (Nadia Hilker) he meets there. Unbeknownst to him, however, she harbours a dark secret.

An oddly compelling mix of Lovecraftian horror and a Before Sunrise-esque love story, we have recommended Spring many times before.

Escape From New York – Sky Sci-Fi – 11pm

Manhattan Island has become a giant prison and the US president’s plane has crashed into it in a movie JOE previously called “one of the biggest cult movies of all time”.

Nowhere Special – BBC Two – 11.15pm

Happy Valley’s James Norton stars in this acclaimed drama as a Northern Irish terminally ill single-father who attempts to find a new, perfect family for his young son.

Real – Film4 – 11.25pm

This 2019 romantic drama about a jobless man (Aki Omoshaybi) who begins a romance with a single mother (Pippa Bennett-Warner) has a perfect 100% Rotten Tomatoes score.

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