A meta-reference to this film appears in one of Stephen King's later novels, Under the Dome.
Following a violent thunderstorm, David Drayton leaves his wife Stephanie at home while he ventures into town with his eight-year-old son Billy and their neighbor, Brent Norton, to buy supplies for repairs.
Two of them are then killed by giant spiders, causing most of the people in the market to side with Mrs. Two soldiers then commit suicide, and a third, Private Jessup, reveals that the local military base was filled with rumors about the Arrowhead Project, the government's attempt to look into other dimensions, and that the scientists responsible for the experiment may have inadvertently opened a doorway into a dimension containing the creatures that are now invading the town. Carmody, who orders her followers to blame Jessup, and as a result, he is stabbed and ejected from the store as a human sacrifice, quickly falling prey to a large praying mantis-like creature.
The following morning, David, Billy, and several others secretly gather supplies to flee, but Mrs.
We didn't want to bleed the concept dry believe it or not—artistic decision," Witwer tweeted.While investigating the store's generator, a bag-boy named Norm volunteers to go outside, but is snatched and pulled into the mist by a tentacle connected to an unseen monster.Refusing to listen to Drayton, Norton heads outside with a small group to seek help, but they are never seen again.The Mist (also known as Stephen King's The Mist) is a 2007 American science-fiction horror film based on the 1980 book The Mist by Stephen King.
The film was written and directed by Frank Darabont.
Carmody stops them, having now turned the entire store against them.