The Mist

The Mist (2007)

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Corrected entry: The girl gets bitten on left side of her neck, but when she finally dies the bite mark is on the right.

Correction: Incorrect. The bug's stinger is attached to the end of its tail. While the head of the bug is near the character's left side, the tail with the stinger pierce the right side of the character's neck.

Corrected entry: In the pharmacy, Mrs. Reppler uses a can of bug spray and a lighter to make a torch to burn one of the spiders. She takes the lighter away, yet the can continues to spray flame for several seconds. This is not possible. The flammable liquid, even in a military flamethrower, needs a pilot light to continue burning.


Correction: Not true. The pilot light is to ignite the torch; it's not needed for continuous burning. Assuming it's being fueled steadily (as holding the button on a spray can will do), the fire will continue to burn. As the liquid expands into gaseous form, it touches the existing fire and ignites. In essence, the fire becomes its own pilot light. What she wouldn't be able to do is re-ignite the torch (once it goes out) without a flame.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When the guys approach the pharmacy we see the open hours on the window the right way round. However they should be backwards as we are seeing them from in the shop and they should be legible to those walking outside the the shop. (01:17:15)

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Correction: If you watch closely, you'll notice that when the group approaches the pharmacy, the doors are already opened and propped outwards onto the sidewalk. What you're seeing are the words on the door through the plate glass window. If the doors were closed, the hours would indeed be seen backwards from the interior of the pharmacy as per normal.

Corrected entry: When Norm is pulled out through the loading door, he is first pulled all the way out. (He sits up, bangs his head, falls straight back down and is pulled another meter or so.) In the next shot, which shows him from above, his entire upper body is still inside the door, before he is pulled through again. (00:26:45)


Correction: Having just watched this scene, in actuality, he is pulled almost all the way out of the door, but catches it with his hands, "above his head," and pulls his head back inside. His upper body isn't pulled back inside until the shop clerk helps pull him back a bit.

Corrected entry: Right after the storm they go to the supermarket where they are told that the electric is out there too (and no backup generators either). But as they are shopping, you can see that the glass-fronted freezers are lit up.

Correction: When David first walks into the store, Sally tells him "Well, it'll keep the food cold, everything else welcome to the dark ages and bring your checkbook." With that statement, she is implying that the generator is powering the refrigeration.

Corrected entry: When trees fall over from storms, they pull out a large amount of roots and pull up a large circular dirt base from the ground. The trees that fell over after the storm in this movie only had a few roots and no ground pulled up.

Correction: Not all trees that fall over in storms pull up large amounts of roots or the huge dirt ball that accompanies the roots. Working in the insurance industry and seeing many fallen trees after storms, the number of roots and whether or not any ground is pulled up, depends on many factors, such as the species of tree, age and height and also the type of ground it's planted in.

Corrected entry: There is a scene in which David Drayton is arguing with Brent Norton trying to convince him of something in the mist when the camera pans to Mr. Norton and directly behind him are bags of Zapp's Potato Chips which are made in Gramercy, LA and only sold in the South; however, the movie is set in Maine.

Correction: Their website says they ship anywhere in the lower 48 states.


Corrected entry: When they finally get the mop lit and they use the fire to fight the creature at the front of the store, the creature takes flight into the ceiling, knocking the bulbs out of one of the fluorescent lights. Both bulbs fall and hit a checkstand, but neither of them break, they just bounce around as if they are PVC tubing (which, for the actors safety, is probably what they were). (01:02:40)

Correction: I've personally seen fluorescent light bulbs bounce like that. It's seems unlikely, but they really can do that.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When the bugs fly into the store and begin attacking people, one of the bugs lands on the chest of Mrs. Carmody. She looks down to it and says, "My life for you." This is a reference to The Stand, also by Stephen King. In The Stand, Trashcan Man repeatedly says, "My life for you" whenever he sees Randall Flagg.


Correction: Actually, this is a reference to a biblical passage: "Peter said to him, 'Master, why can't I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.' Jesus answered, 'Will you lay down your life for me? Amen, amen, I say to you, the cock will not crow before you deny me three times.'" (John 13: 37-38)

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In the scene where the bugs are flying into the store, one bites a girl on the right side of her neck. But when she is lying on the floor, dying from the bite, it is on the left side of her neck.

Correction: The sting as they call it in the movie is on the right side but it never changed to the left.

Michael Piscitelli

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Continuity mistake: When the tentacle monster rips out a chunk of Norm's chest, a large spray of blood splashes on his right-side jaw and cheek. In every subsequent shot of him, this blood is gone and his jaws are completely clean. (00:26:30)


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Answer: She remained calm. If a spider was crawling on your arm and you flailed your arm in response, it might instinctively bite you.

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