I saw Stephen King's The Mist yesterday evening. Overall, despite the actual dangers in that fictional world, the film's overall theme was the same as that of The Twilight Zone episode "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street." Disrupt people's routines, scare the shit out of them, watch them kill each other. Lather, rinse, repeat.
One scene in The Mist particularly sticks out. Five characters, adrift in the post-apocalyptic world, collectively decide there is no hope and that the best course of action would be for all of them to commit suicide. The only problem is that the gun they have with them only has four bullets.
Chalk this up to being another payment on my one-way ticket to hell but when I saw this scene I thought, "low on bullets? No problem," the reason being that I was reminded of an episode of Red Dwarf. In the episode "Back to Reality" (from the fifth series of that programme), the four main characters in a fit of squid-induced despair decide to commit suicide. They faced the same problem that our characters in The Mist did: low ammunition. In the case of Red Dwarf it was four people and only one bullet, rather than merely being one bullet shot of everyone being able to die with their own bullet. No problem for the intrepid crew of the Dwarf: they just put their four heads together so the bullet could go "right on down the line."
Too bad Stephen King never watched Red Dwarf.