NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 12:  Writer/Director Stephen King  attending the premiere of "The Mist" at the Ziegfeld Theater, November 12, 2007, New York, New York.  (Photo by Bennett Raglin/WireImage)
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Before It Was A Frank Darabont Movie, Stephen King's The Mist Was A 1984 Audio Drama
Stephen King’s novella “The Mist” was originally published in 1980 and was later adapted into a 2007 movie by Frank Darabont. However, before the film, “The Mist” was made into a radio program, and the audio adaption is possibly the most terrifying format to bring listeners into a story premised on a fog so thick no one can see through it.
In 1984, the ZBS Foundation — which stands for “zero bull****” — made King’s terrifying novella into a radio program. By that time, ZBS had begun experimenting with new audio recording techniques, like a binaural microphone, which records sounds in 3-D. This technology made it sound like audiences were in the same space in which the story is taking place.
With the heightened auditory elements and the lack of any visuals, “The Mist” radio program is an incredibly terrifying experience. Through the recordings, audiences are transported into the mist and can hear people panicked and running around them, as well as overlapped dialogue happening close and far from the recordings to create the ultimate immersive experience.