8. 'The Mist'
Frank Darabont is best known these days for developing The Walking Dead, but prior to that he had a whole career of adapting Stephen King books for the big screen. In the 1990s, he directed the King prison works Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, and in 2007 he turned the 1980 novella The Mist into a movie starring Marcia Gay Hayden, Thomas Jane and Laurie Holden. It's the tale of a haunted mist that spreads across a New England town following a thunderstorm. It traps a group of people into a grocery store, a situation that eventually devolves into a Lord of the Flies–type mess where they all turn on each other. The film was hailed by critics, though it only grossed $57.2 million.