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Quint's Fourth and final day on the set of THE MIST!!! More pics!!!


Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with my final report from the set of THE MIST. It’s already halfway through the day, the time has really flown by. I just got back from lunch and over the next 20 minutes as the crew and cast trickle back in, I’ll be catching up on this report. Firstly, at lunch I sat down at the table next to young Nathan Gamble. You might remember my Swear Jar story from Friday’s report. When I walked by his seat at lunch he got really excited and pointed at me. Then I hear words that no grown man wants to hear come out of a 9 year old’s mouth. “Mom, mom! That’s the man…” followed by, “ …that gave me two dollars yesterday.” And there was his mother, looking at me. Kraken told me my face was beet red as I talked to the kid’s mother, who was all smiles about the situation. Phew… I thought I was in trouble for a moment. When I first got here today they were setting up the scene, which again saw the Bread ‘n Cakes section, so video village and the guest and cast chairs were moved to aisle 7, next to all the sodas. A little more cramped. Darabont sat next to me after he figured out the blocking and let the crew set up the lights. He said he really liked last night’s report, but wanted to correct something. I can’t count. I estimated 30-40 people, including the speaking cast, but there were actually 100 people in front of the cameras yesterday, 70 extras and 30 speaking cast. Now that’s corrected so I don’t have to worry about Darabont’s hired goons coming after me to set me straight. Here’s a pic of Friday’s crowd:

The scene today takes place immediately after the loading dock sequence that takes poor Norm the bag boy away from us. David (Tom Jane) pushes through the swinging double doors that connect the loading dock to the market. He’s wearing a grey t-shirt and an unbuttoned shirt over that, both smeared with Norm, the Bag Boy (Chris Owen)’s blood. Amanda (Laurie Holden) spots him and runs up, worried about the blood. He said he’s fine, it’s not his blood, but he doesn’t want his kid to see him like this. “He’s scared enough already,” so he asks if she’ll watch him while he deals with something. Keep in mind the big loading dock tentacle sequence just happened and David has to deal with the newfound knowledge of monsters in the mist. Darabont wanted this to be a really long shot and it ended up covering nearly 8 pages of script. During rehearsal Frank told his cast to “Save the acting.” He needed the rehearsal mainly to block out the scene (meaning figuring out where he was going to place his actors) and give his cameramen an idea where the main moments will be. When they shot, they had the surviving members of the Loading Dock scene hanging out at the double doors, which was also the beer corner of the market, luckily for them. There was manager Ollie (Toby Jones), Jim (William Sadler) and Myron (David Jensen), the last two decked out in mechanics overalls. They were drinking Buds, trying to calm themselves after the big tentacle mishap in the store room. There was actually some discussion between Darabont and Denise Huth (producer) about the beers because Bud wasn’t able to offer any sealed cans with non-alcoholic contents. There were plenty filled with actual beer, but that wasn’t going to work. The issue was that Ollie is given his beer in the scene and has to pop it and take a chug. It’s important to see this because he gets chewed out for drinking later in the scene, so he has to be both given the beer at the head of the scene and take a drink. Darabont’s solution was to just have Sadler hand him his beer, with another option of having Toby Jones pretend to crack an already open can filled with water below frame and just add in the sound effect in post. The little things that go into making a movie. Anyway, David walks past them, has his conversation with Amanda and changes his shirt, grabbing a black t-shirt off a little rack at the rear of the store, next to the beer. He approaches the group. Sadler is a little beat up, his lip split and a little smear of blood under his nose. In the loading dock sequence… well, he’s responsible for what happens to Norm and David gets really pissed at him, smacking him around. I’m actually told Jane knocked that scene out of the park, mixing hysteria and anger very well. Sadler apologizes to David when he comes back to the group, putting on his new shirt. “I’m sorry ‘bout Norm. Ain’t makin’ no excuses. Just sayin’.” David nods a bit of forgiveness, but quickly moves on the topic at hand. They have to tell the people. Ollie thinks what they have to tell the mass will be a bit difficult to swallow. David expects Jim to back him up. Jim’s local and his word will carry more weight. “Yeah, sure. We can’t let people just walk out, like that lady with the kids at home.” David suggests quietly telling a few key people at first, getting some solid support. Ollie throws a glance at Norton (Andre Braugher). They grabbed a really good shot of this, with Ollie in close-up and a rack focus as he looks to Norton, bringing him in focus in the background. I love these types of shots and they seem to getting a good amount of them in the flick. Ollie suggests Norton, getting a chuckle from the mechanics. “The windbag?” Ollie’s point is that, while not local, Norton is a big time lawyer in New York. “He could be sitting on the bench one day and that counts a lot in this town… any town.” David agrees to talk to Norton. Ollie stresses the urgency of the situation. “Do it quickly, David. We have to discuss how to stop these things from getting in here.” The mechanics are confused. The loading dock door was closed, right? Ollie motions to the front of the store and in a hushed voice says, “Yeah, but the whole front of the store is plate glass.” The oh-shit look on Sadler’s face was great. “Jeeesus…”

Notice Greg Nicotero up there? Acting all director-like, yet still with a cup of blood in his hand? This’d be a good time to talk about a few things relating to David and Norton… and Thomas Jane and Andre Braugher. If you’re not familiar with the story you need to know a little about these two characters’ history. David and Norton are neighbors who are not on good terms. There was a lawsuit filed against David by Norton that was resolved in David’s favor. The big storm that kicks off the movie results in David’s boathouse getting demolished by an old tree from Norton’s property, one that David has demanded be removed more than once. In the aftermath of the storm, David and Norton begin an uneasy truce, trying to keep on friendly terms. Norton’s car was crushed in the storm as well, so he catches a ride to the store with David and Billy. Now for Andre Braugher playing Norton and Thomas Jane playing David… I wasn’t really a fan of the decision to cast these two when I first heard about it. When Marcia Gay Harden was announced as Mrs. Carmody, I could easily see her doing a great job with it, even though she was nothing like what I had in my mind when thinking of Carmody, so I can see outside of the box casting working well. Thomas Jane isn’t a bad actor, but he’s been very one-note in his recent work. I don’t really feel strongly for him one way or another, usually. However, I know he has it in him to change up and be really damn memorable. Look at his work in BOOGIE NIGHTS. I’ve seen him give a pretty decent range so far. I like what he’s doing as David… he’s a good fit with the everyman aspect of David’s character, so I’m pulling for him in this movie. Braugher was a bit of a curveball when cast. But through it all, I had faith in Darabont as a director. He’s never let me down with his casting and I didn’t expect it to begin now. But I needed to be won over with Braugher and this scene did it for me. Besides the fact that he’s an out of towner, him being Black adds a dimension to the character that wasn’t in King’s original novella. There’s a race angle now to go along with his outsider angle… but that’s not what won me over. Norton has to be a good asshole or the character is ruined. And I finally got to see a scene where Norton turns on his asshole persona, a scene where he’s pushed a bit and pushes back. And Braugher did a great job. Just seeing this scene made me eager to see more. I could tell this was an important scene for Braugher. I didn’t have much interaction with him, just a few words the previous day, but I’d never seen him practicing his lines until this scene. He was a few chairs away from me, the sides (pages of the script being covered that day printed out on smaller paper) in his hands. He went over and over the lines, trying different inflections and pacing. David gets Norton to break away from his group at the Bread n’Cakes section (remember from yesterday’s scene with Carmody?) and pulls him down to the meat area (butcher area), in-between the Bread and Beer sections. Ollie, Jim and Myron approach, too. They try to tell him about what happened, but Norton resists. Norton takes it all in and pauses for a second before saying, “Gentlemen, I’m sorry… But I’m just not that stupid.” David says he should come back to the loading dock, to see the blood and a piece of tentacle, all that’s left from the fight in there. Norton refuses, saying this is just a banana peel and they expect him to slip on it so the hicks can have a laugh at him, pointing to the mechanics. Myron almost starts a fight at that remark (“Who are you calling a hick, prick?”), but he’s restrained. Ollie innocently asks what reason could they possibly have to pull a joke on him and Norton’s anger starts to really poke up here. Pointing at poor little Ollie he says that they’re not particularly crazy about out of towners here and they’re just backing up David who he believes is trying to get some sort of revenge on him for filing the lawsuit. Jim says he has it all wrong, but is quickly cut off by a very rage-filled Norton, voice now sharp and raised. “I’ve seen YOU talking behind my back” and knows that Jim doesn’t think well of him. He starts to walk away, saying, “And I thought you were really being kind to me today…” and how he’s GLAD his tree demolished David’s boathouse, but David steps his path and puts a hand on his chest, pushing him back against the rack, shaking the coke bottles. David’s getting pissed now, too. “I know you’re scared. I am, too, but there are other lives at stake. My boy’s life. Get your head out of your ass. I’ll drag you back there if I have to.” They arranged it so Norton would try to break out of David’s pin and David would push him back against the shelves, hard, and continuing with “My boy’s life!” sounding really angry. Norton responds with even more anger, shouting “GET YOUR GODDAMN HANDS OFF ME!” pushing David away and nearly knocking over a rack full of chips. In fact, in one take he did knock it completely over as the other manager, Bud Brown (Robert Treveiler), drawn by the commotion, rounds the corner, which meant the rack fell on him, spilling bags of chips all over the place. He roughly rights it, screaming at Norton and David to stop it. That was my favorite take. Everything seemed very real, the reactions completely believable, the chaos beginning to poke its head out a bit. Nortin, being a lawyer screams threats of lawsuits at David, saying that he has been assaulted and everybody around is a witness to it. He calls David crazy and Ollie interrupts in that meek way of his. “He’s not. I wish he were, but he’s not.” That quiets the commotion long enough for him to call out to other people in the store. “Everybody in the store… can you come back here? This concerns you all.” Bud notices the beer can in Ollie’s hand. “Do you want to lose your job,” etc etc. Bud says he’s going to be taking down names, trying to become the voice of authority in the rising uneasiness. Meek ol’ Ollie approaches him and delivers a great line, an important line for his character. “Fine, bud, write down your names, but in the meantime shut the fuck up and LISTEN!” It’s great. Treveiler reacts almost like he was slapped as Ollie introduces the crowd to David. Here’s a pic from the Loadin Dock scene where you get your first real look at Ollie as played by Toby Jones, just chilling with Chris Owen and Thomas Jane.

I told you there was a lot shot on Saturday… and I’m not even to the end of what they got, but I’m going to take a little detour before we finish out this scene. Sam Witwer, who is playing Jessup, a young soldier and is known in the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA circles as the guy who played Crashdown, took a seat in my general vicinity and I told him I’d heard some chatter that KNB got in the bird creatures today. His eyes lit up and we quickly concocted a plan to sneak up to the KNB room and catch a look. We followed droplets of blood, literally, up the stairs and to the front doors of the KNB office. Our plans did not take into account the possibility that the door would be locked when we got there. Curses! Witwer, Kraken and I ended up at craft service where we turned into super mega supreme geeks and had a good old fashioned STAR WARS debate, picking apart what worked in the prequels and what didn’t, compared to what worked in the original trilogy. Yes, we got some amused looks from the crew. But our geek conversation took another turn, down a more respectable geek road, when Darabont walked up and joined in. The whole thing turned from Star Wars to TWILIGHT ZONE and OUTER LIMITS. We went back to the set and watched everybody prepare for the big speech scene. The previous takes had gone from bloody-shirt David all the way to the tussle with Norton. They got plenty of coverage and then had takes that began with Norton and David approaching the group and ending with the Bud and Ollie talk. This set-up started with Ollie calling people from the store to gather around. A goodly amount gather around (notice how I avoiding trying to give an exact number this time?) including Amanda, holding Billy in her arms. Ollie gives his verbal bitch-slap to Bud about his lists and then introduces David. “Mr. Drayton has something to tell you all… if you’re thinkin’ about leaving…” Billy ran to his father as Ollie and Bud bicker and before David begins his speech he lets the kid go back to Amanda, telling him not to be scared. This is a difficult scene for Jane. He’s got to play it real, but also tell a whole bunch of people about tentacle monsters. Add on to that pressure that this scene was at the very end of a 12 hour day… which was also the very end of a 6 day work week. The grind was apparent on the crew and cast. This sequence took a while to get right. When Jane was on, the camera wasn’t getting exactly what Frank wanted and vice versa. I think Frank took more takes of this piece than anything he’d done since I’ve been onset. Around take 8 he said he wanted a few more. Huth kind of pointed at her watch. They were running out of time and had to wrap. Frank said he thought he had it already, in pieces, but he just wants one solid take on Jane where he doesn’t have to cut away. I don’t know if he got it or not before the clock caught up with him. No matter what Jane did nail specific moments over those dozen or so takes that I’m 100% sure add up to a great scene.

The speech has him detailing the events of the loading dock, dancing around the specific glimpse he got of the creature. He says, “Something came out of the mist and took him.” He’s pressed for more. “What do you mean took him?” “Killed him… dragged him off. I can’t tell you what it is… all I saw were tentacles…” The crowd snickers, lead by Norton. “Tentacles? Tentacles from Planet X! It’s a lie.” Bud laughs with him. “Of course it’s a lie. From the looks of things the tentacles were coming out of those beer cans.” And he starts calling Norm, smile on his face at first. It was pretty eerie watching this, the crowd completely quiet as Bud yells Norm’s name more and more, going from laughing to desperate in the span of 10 seconds. Ollie stops him. “Do you honestly think he’s hiding? Having a laugh at your expense? Is that what you think?” You could see the fear creeping into Bud’s eyes. At the end of the day, they got what they needed. I’m confident the scene will work, Jane really nailing all the right parts, keeping them real. A good end to a long day. Before I left I was approached by Ralph Nelson, the still photographer whose work you’ve been seeing in these last two reports, who said he overheard the super geeky Star Wars conversation earlier and wanted to share that he was the still photographer on both RETURN OF THE JEDI and REVENGE OF THE SITH. A quick trip to IMDB as I was compiling this report revealed a list of credits I wish I had known when I could still talk to the guy… check this out. GREMLINS, BACK TO THE FUTURES 1-3, KARATE KIDS 1-3, JEDI, SITH, WARGAMES, TEMPLE OF DOOM, BODY DOUBLE, COPPOLA’S DRACULA, THE ‘BURBS and ARACHNOPHOBIA to name a few. Holy cow! Nelson told me about how he used to play around with Anthony Daniels on the Star Wars sets and kind of became his arch-nemesis. He said that when Daniels was in the mask he only had two tiny eye-holes to see out of, so Nelson used to go up to him and put two little pieces of tape over the holes and laugh as Daniels tried to get them off, not quite being able to reach with his metal arms. On SITH the mask connected at the neck and swung up to lock in place, so he updated he strategy and put little pieces of tape INSIDE the mask, so Daniels didn’t realize he’d done it until it locked in place. One particular story stood out to me that I had to share with you guys. On Daniels’ last day for JEDI, after his final shot was gotten, Nelson poured a cup of ice water down the metal lower half, knowing that Daniels couldn’t chase him in that thing and he would be forced to deal with the ice water until he could get the effects people to release him from his metal legs. In that time, Nelson got into a suit of Stormtrooper armor and stood around with a couple other Stormtroopers. Daniels hit the sit, looking for Nelson, but unable to find him. He walked up to the Stormtroopers and looked closely. Nelson was sure he’d been found out, but Daniels turned and continued his search. After a while, Daniels had to get on a bus to take him to the airport. After Daniels was loaded on and the bus began moving, Nelson took his helmet off right outside of Daniels’ window and threw him a smile and a wave as he pulled away. How great is that? He also told me stories of little people passing out in the Ewok costumes and how they’d never know it was going to happen until an Ewok would be hobbling along and then just keel over. The costume people carried around little hair-dryers that they’d plug into an opening on the suit and circulate the air, cooling the poor bastards off. That about wraps up my coverage on THE MIST. It was a great 4 days. Everybody was cool as hell, from the extras to the producers and everybody in-between. Based on what I’ve seen, I can say without a doubt that Darabont is making the MIST film I’ve always wanted to see. I haven’t seen any footage, so I don’t know exactly what he’s capturing, but I do know that the performances have been there, the art direction is there, the casting is there and the enthusiasm is there. Darabont is obviously in love with this story and the cast is feeding off of his enthusiasm. Many thanks go out to Denise Huth for setting this up. Also to Juan Melchor, Ralph Nelson, Randi Richmond, Tracey Zemitis, Constantine Nasr and the rest of the cast and crew for letting me observe your work. Most of all, thanks to Frank Darabont for inviting me into the production with open arms and allowing me to spread tales of my visits to you good folks. The door is not closed to THE MIST coverage. I think we might see some pretty cool stuff from the production and the offer for a return visit was put out there by Darabont, so I may have a couple more days to tell you folks about before they wrap at the end of the month. Thanks for sticking with me through these long, long articles! I leave you with a picture I took on Friday, which is very much representative of my vantage point in my days on set.


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  • March 5, 2007, 2:48 a.m. CST


    by Boba Fat

    You lucky, lucky bastard!

  • March 5, 2007, 2:49 a.m. CST

    I mean "Quint!"

    by Boba Fat

    Though I hear Qunit is pretty lucky too

  • March 5, 2007, 3:04 a.m. CST

    A little bit less of the dialogue would have been nice.

    by DerLanghaarige

    But apart from that it was an interesting and great written set visit. :)

  • March 5, 2007, 3:15 a.m. CST

    ...... im gonna miss this.

    by Seph_J

    In my book, these set reports easily top the Sly questions, in terms of coolness. Can you stay on the set for the duration? please?

  • March 5, 2007, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Yeh, Qunit,

    by Seph_J

    share some of that luck around.

  • March 5, 2007, 4:27 a.m. CST


    by WinkyDinkyHoeCakes

    Great set reports, man. You have given me a lot of confidence that this film will bring that story to life. Part of what bugs me about current horror films is how quickly the characters in the film accept their situation, but King's story emphasized the fact that people are generally slow to do just that, despite tentacles and deaths, until circumstances leave them with no other alternatives. Braugher's character captures one necessary aspect of that denial, that of the Rational Man refusing to believe the bullshit...until the bullshit wraps a tentacle around his head. I'm diggin' this one already.

  • March 5, 2007, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Hot D@mn! Bread and Cakes!!!

    by Dr.Zeus

    Holy Shit Quint!!! I mean...when I suggested a couple pics from Bread and Cakes last week, I never dreamed to get such an AWESOME view of The Mist! Well Hell Yeah! That's all I can say. Well that and, "Many Thanks go out to you and Frank for letting us have a look see." I'm really looking forward to this ever since I read the short story several years ago. And only then because I read that Frank was interested in making it. Hey Quint!...umm...something else i'd be interested in seeing is Berni Wrightson's design work on the film. :D heh It was always a "disappointment" to me that Universal never put out an art type book of "The Thing." Between Rob Bottin's designs and Mike Ploog's storyboards and design would have been awesome! .....if you're reading these posts...Thanks Frank!

  • March 5, 2007, 6:48 a.m. CST

    I am White.........

    by Mister Man

    and this was boring.

  • March 5, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Way cool, Quint!

    by Abin Sur

    Thanks for all the reports - and Frank D., thanks for the access! It was kick-ass all around.

  • March 5, 2007, 8 a.m. CST

    They seriously couldn't just open a fucking beer?

    by Zarles

    What the hell? No wonder movies cost so damn much. "Yeah, we have to actually open a beer, so let's delay shooting for six hours. You're all on overtime. Can someone order some lunch? We're gonna be here for a while."

  • March 5, 2007, 8:05 a.m. CST

    So they might get a little pissed on set, so what...

    by triplefive

    not as lame as smoking fake pot in a movie with peter frampton.

  • March 5, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST

    No Dark Tower talk???

    by Vespalad

    You had the chance to ask the PERFECT potential Dark Tower director what he thinks about DT coming to the screen, and you didn't say a single thing to him about it? Weak.

  • March 5, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Holy Shit!

    by DonkeyTron

    The store looks exactly how I imagined it. I can't fucking wait for this film!

  • March 5, 2007, 10:03 a.m. CST

    I just want to know *Spoilers*

    by HollyW00d

    If he is planning on filming the scene at the end, when the survivors are driving down the highway and a super huge creature walks right over them. I've pictured that scene in my mind many times, it really stood out for me in the book.

  • March 5, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Great report, Quint

    by Roguewriter

    Nice to see this one's going by the book, at least in these early scenes. Simply cannot wait for this film! It will be the one people remember in the next few years, I have no doubt -- not Eli Roth's CELL. No hopes for that one; but the anticipation for THE MIST is very, very high!! Keep up the great work...

  • March 5, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Holy Crap I'm Excited!!

    by Lon Wolf

    I am one of the MIST 8th grade we had to do a book report on a modern American novel, so I made a 15 minute video of myself as David recording a last statement before they left the grocery store. This is one of those stories that I generally wouldn't trust Hollywood to make right, but from the looks of the pictures and the cast they have together (Yay Jeffrey DeMunn!!) it's going to be awesome.

  • March 5, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Everything looks how I imagined - can't wait!

    by kinghenryVIII

    I was hoping for some pictures of the gore but .... it's all good. The store - everything - is just like I imagined. Great job!<p>Now where is the Indy script?

  • March 5, 2007, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Always nice when you call a kid an asshole...

    by Frank Duckett

    I hope he called you a cocksucker.

  • March 5, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST

    As for Braugher being an asshole...

    by Frank Duckett

    check out Homicide: Life on the Street. He was a HUGE asshole in that, but goddamn compelling with moments of quiet charm thrown in to balance it out, since he acts like he's ALWAYS the most sensible man in the room, and everyone else is three steps behind him. I saw what Darabont was going for: this guy can play a stubborn bastard about as good as anybody.

  • March 5, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Fantastic report(s)

    by blackwood

    Really got me pumped - thanks for the words, Quint - thanks for the access, Frank.

  • March 5, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Sounds like they've really got the right feel.

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    That "rising tensions, character quirks slowly coming to light, anger and fear shading into hysteria under supernatural pressure..." is such a vital part of the Stephen King dynamic for me, so glad that they seem to be doing it justice. Everything I hear about this movie, I like! <p> I HATED the punisher, but not because of Thomas Jane. It was just a bad script and a lame movie. He's a real actor; l think he'll surprise the doubters. <p> and "He’s got to play it real, but also tell a whole bunch of people about tentacle monsters." is a pretty funny sentence.

  • March 5, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Thomas Jane

    by blackwood

    FYI for people dubious on his acting ability - STANDER. Rent it.

  • March 5, 2007, 2:56 p.m. CST


    by shmu65

    Am I the only one not seeing the pictures?

  • March 5, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST


    by DannyOcean01


  • March 5, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Those little red x's sure are pretty. Little help?

    by Cameron1

    Been loving these reports so far, nice going as always, Quint.

  • March 5, 2007, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Planet Xs

    by Quint

    Stay tuned. The tech guys are on it. You guys were able to see the pics earlier today, yeah?<BR><BR>More reports are a possibility after SXSW... and as for the promised Bug discussion, I only saw a tiny little glimpse of one of the bugs and was hoping to see more before I included them in the report. I will say this... they were very fleshy pale, like the Pale Man color in Pan's Labyrinth, and the wings looked like thin veiny leather. There was a rip in one of the wings. It looked surprisingly realistic, like that fucker could exist in the jungles of Africa and just hasn't been found yet. If another visit happens I'll be sure to get a good look at the other monsters.<BR><BR>Hopefully the tech guys can figure out the image server problem ASAP.

  • March 5, 2007, 4:29 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    Should be all good.

  • March 5, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Toms Market

    by yesitiscool

    I was passing through Shreveport this weekend and decided to take a detour to Vivian, LA where Tom's Market is located. Its the store that the set is modeled after. Check out the pictures.

  • March 5, 2007, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Toms Market (2nd try)

    by yesitiscool

    Let me try that again....

  • March 5, 2007, 10:35 p.m. CST

    I hope "Ole Gravy Leg" dies painfully, and soon.

    by Seph_J

    I hope "Ole Gravy Leg" dies painfully, and soon.

  • March 7, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST

    This Is Madness...!

    by buster00


  • March 9, 2007, 7:51 a.m. CST

    I miss these reports. Quint, go back do day Day 5-??

    by Blarney-Man

    They were great reports.

  • March 23, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Best Scene in the Story

    by Scrivener1701

    While I'm anticipating seeing every bit of this movie, this is the scene that I'm really anticipating finally seeing on the big screen: "A shadow loomed out of the mist, staining it dark. It was as tall as a cliff and coming right at us. I jammed on the brakes. Amanda, who had been catnapping, was thrown forward. Something came; again, that is all I can say for sure. It may have been the fact that the mist only allowed us to glimpse things briefly but I think it just as likely that there are certain things that your brain simply disallows. There are things of such darkness and horror— just, I suppose, as there are things of such great beauty— that they will not fit through the puny doors of perception. It was six-legged, I know that; its skin was slaty gray that mottled to dark brown in places. Those brown patches reminded me absurdly of the liver spots on Mrs. Carmody’s hands. Its skin was deeply wrinkled and grooved and clinging to it were scores, hundreds, of those pinkish “bugs” with the stalk-eyes. I don’t know how big it actually was but it passed directly over us. One of its gray, wrinkled legs smashed down right beside my window and Mrs. Reppler said later that she could not see the underside of its body, although she craned her neck up to look. She saw only two Cyclopean legs going up and up into the mist like living towers until they were lost to sight. For the moment it was over the Scout, I had an impression of something so big that it might have made a blue whale look the size of a trout— in other words, something so big that it defied the imagination. Then it was gone, sending a seismological series of thuds back. It left tracks in the cement of the Interstate, tracks so deep I could not see the bottoms. Each single track was nearly big enough to drop the Scout into."

  • April 9, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Nathan's jar


    Nathan's dad suggested that he made over $100.00 with his jar. He really is a good kid and your story made us all laugh. (he is our next door neighbor).