No clue why King would second guess the best novella ever written. I could not wait for the movie and was hugely disappointed. Hated the ending. I still read The Mist - it was scary and delicious - kinda like a KFC meal! I would love to see a remake - a lot closer to the author's vision. Frances Sternhagen as Carmody and a little closer to the story (strike that - a lot closer to the story!) and I would have been happy. I waited a long time for that movie and was hugely disappointed.