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16th May '18 8:56:46 PM Angeldeb82
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Fog can be part of the ominous mood or [[FogOfDoom inseparably tied to a dangerous and ''creepy'' supernatural phenomenon.]] This is only about the ominous mood it creates.

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Fog can be part of the ominous mood or [[FogOfDoom inseparably tied to a dangerous and ''creepy'' supernatural phenomenon.]] phenomenon]]. This is only about the ominous mood it creates.



* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'': In an early episode, clouds of ominous fog cover an oceanic area where ships are vanishing. At the beginning of the episode a character tells he does not like that eerie fog and it is crepping him out, and another character scoffs that are silly superstitions and [[TemptingFate there is nothing to be frightened of]]... right before they disappear.

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* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'': In an early episode, clouds of ominous fog cover an oceanic area where ships are vanishing. At the beginning of the episode a character tells he does not like that eerie fog and it is crepping creeping him out, and another character scoffs that are silly superstitions and [[TemptingFate there is nothing to be frightened of]]... right before they disappear.



* In ch. XI of ''CloudsOfWitness'' by Dorothy L. Sayers, Lord Peter Wimsey and his man Bunter interview a not very helpful witness who lives in a hut on the moors and then “like two Cockney innocents, Lord Peter and Bunter set forth at a brisk pace down the narrow moor-track toward Grider’s Hole, with never a glance behind them for the great white menace rolling silently down through the November dusk from the wide loneliness of Whemmeling Fell.” They wander around sightless for some hours, completely unaware that not far away, invisible in the fog, is a large and often fatal bog of quicksand. Until … .

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* In ch. XI of ''CloudsOfWitness'' by Dorothy L. Sayers, Lord Peter Wimsey and his man Bunter interview a not very helpful witness who lives in a hut on the moors and then “like two Cockney innocents, Lord Peter and Bunter set forth at a brisk pace down the narrow moor-track toward Grider’s Hole, with never a glance behind them for the great white menace rolling silently down through the November dusk from the wide loneliness of Whemmeling Fell.” They wander around sightless for some hours, completely unaware that not far away, invisible in the fog, is a large and often fatal bog of quicksand. Until … .Until...



* ''Series/TheXFiles''. In "The Ghosts Who Stole Christmas" Scully wryly notes the presence of onimous fog outside a creepy old house and (correctly) guesses that it must be haunted.
* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode "Whispers", in which the monsters create the fog as a predatory mechanism.

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* ''Series/TheXFiles''. In "The Ghosts Who Stole Christmas" Scully wryly notes the presence of onimous ominous fog outside a creepy old house and (correctly) guesses that it must be haunted.
* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] {{Justified|Trope}} in the ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode "Whispers", in which the monsters create the fog as a predatory mechanism.



* Wrestling/{{D|affneyUnger}}raculetta was accompanied by it in Wrestling/{{Wrestlicious}}, although it was [[ConspicuousCGI CG effect]] rather than something physically there for the live audience.

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* Wrestling/{{D|affneyUnger}}raculetta was accompanied by it in Wrestling/{{Wrestlicious}}, although it was [[ConspicuousCGI [[ConspicuousCG CG effect]] rather than something physically there for the live audience.



* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' supplement ''Heroes of Horror'' at the end of a list of ways to turn up the paranoia factor. Also, ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}''.

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' supplement ''Heroes of Horror'' at the end of a list of ways to turn up the paranoia factor. Also, ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}''.



** ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' setting also gives us the Mournland, which is [[{{Mordor}} an (ex-)country made of mist and spooky sounds.]]

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** ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' setting also gives us the Mournland, which is [[{{Mordor}} an (ex-)country made of mist and spooky sounds.]]sounds]].



* Generously [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Theater/TheThirtyNineSteps''. The [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Heavies]] are hunting protagonist [[ActionSurvivor Richard Hannay]] and his [[ChainedHeat unwilling sidekick]], [[BelligerentSexualTension Pamela]], across a Scottish moor. One of them comments on the thick fog-- which isn't present, but the line is the cue for fog machines backstage to activate.

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* Generously [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Theater/TheThirtyNineSteps''. The [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Heavies]] are hunting protagonist [[ActionSurvivor Richard Hannay]] and his [[ChainedHeat unwilling sidekick]], [[BelligerentSexualTension Pamela]], across a Scottish moor. One of them comments on the thick fog-- which isn't present, but the line is the cue for fog machines backstage to activate.



** The review in UK's ''Official Playstation Magazine'' actually praised the original ''Silent Hill'' for being a rare example of a ''good'' use of fog.

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** The review in UK's ''Official Playstation [=PlayStation=] Magazine'' actually praised the original ''Silent Hill'' for being a rare example of a ''good'' use of fog.



* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} 6: Embodiment of Scarlet Devil's'' very plot involves red fog clouding the sun. [[GamePlayAndStorySegregation Though it doesn't show up on your screen.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} 6: Embodiment of Scarlet Devil's'' very plot involves red fog clouding the sun. [[GamePlayAndStorySegregation [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Though it doesn't show up on your screen.]]



* In ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'', there's an ominous dark purple [[AdvancingWallOfDoom advancing wall]] of fog moving throughout level 8-1, which OneHitKill any player characters (and maybe enemies) on impact. The best advice is to run.

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* In ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'', there's an ominous dark purple [[AdvancingWallOfDoom advancing wall]] {{advancing wall|OfDoom}} of fog moving throughout level 8-1, which OneHitKill any player characters (and maybe enemies) on impact. The best advice is to run.



* A common element in ''Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos''; it's ''very'' common for a foggy picture of trees to have just one tree, just one [[ParanoiaFuel that looks a bit off.]] [[OhCrap Then you see a man-shaped object among the branches.]]

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* A common element in ''Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos''; it's ''very'' common for a foggy picture of trees to have just one tree, just one [[ParanoiaFuel that looks a bit off.]] off]]. [[OhCrap Then you see a man-shaped object among the branches.]]



* Justified in the ''[[ScoobyDoo Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?]]'' episode "Go Away, Ghost Ship," in that the mysterious fog that accompanies the "ghostly" Redbeard's pirate ship is produced by dumping blocks of dry ice into the water.

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* Justified in the ''[[ScoobyDoo ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?]]'' episode "Go Away, Ghost Ship," in that the mysterious fog that accompanies the "ghostly" Redbeard's pirate ship is produced by dumping blocks of dry ice into the water.
22nd Mar '18 4:29:18 PM foxley
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* Fog seems to be a constant presence around the castle in ''Film/Frankenstein1970''. The film opens with Caroline being chased through the fog; Morgan says they are going to need to rethink some of the outdoor shots as he cannot film through the fog; and when Row and Rabb desperately race back to the castle, they are driving through fog.
19th Mar '18 5:58:10 PM MagnusForce
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* ''Literature/TheMist''. Even when the monsters are not attacking, the ever-present fog strongly emphasizes the isolation of the survivors, and the alien nature of the world outside.

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* Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/TheMist''. Even when the monsters are not attacking, the ever-present fog strongly emphasizes the isolation of the survivors, and the alien nature of the world outside.


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* Some ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' {{kaiju}} can produce this stuff to conceal their presence.
** Sadorah[[SpellMyNameWithAnS /Sadora/Sadola/Sadolar]] from ''Series/ReturnOfUltraman'' possesses the ability to create fog with a secretion from its body. A particularly useful ability as it's not a very strong kaiju and relies heavily on striking at foes from a distance with its extendable pincers.
** Magnia from ''Series/UltramanTiga'' as a ShoutOut to Creator/StephenKing. The alien parasites that compose its body are perpetually shrouded in fog as they move around allowing them to latch onto hosts by surprise and turn them into zombie-like beings.
** Banpira from ''Series/UltramanNexus'' is a GiantSpider that fires fog from an organ located above its head. Combined with its incapacitating sonic screech, ability to spit a rope of webbing to snag human prey, and wipe memories of its existence with a flash from its eyes, and you've got some ''especially'' ominous fog with this guy around.
11th Feb '18 1:56:10 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/{{Insomnia}}'', the first chase leads the protagonist, the police and the murderer into an unexpected fog field. The poor sight leads to an AccidentalMurder (or implied UnfriendlyFire in the remake).
24th Jan '18 10:08:10 AM MaskedAndDangerous
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** ''Film/KongSkullIsland'' also features this, as well as fog hiding the Crawler nest
22nd Jan '18 10:54:47 PM jamespolk
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%%* ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' and its inspiration ''ZeroHour''

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%%* ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' and its inspiration ''ZeroHour''''Film/ZeroHour''



%% * Well at least ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' got that part of SanFrancisco right.

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%% * Well at least ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' got that part of SanFrancisco UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco right.


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* ''Film/{{Great Expectations|1946}}'': Spooky fog helps set a foreboding mood for Pip's first encounter with Magwitch the escaped convict in the graveyard, and his second encounter, when he brings the food and the file that Magwitch told him to get.
26th Oct '17 5:15:16 PM Malady
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* The ''TalesFromCampCrystalLake'' series of books by Eric Morse [[note]]Mother's Day, Jason's Curse, The Carnival, and Road Trip[[/note]] all feature a yellow fog which seems to make everyone feel more negatively, lubricating the lethal intentions of whomever finds the [[BecomingTheMask hockey mask]] as well as the FinalGirl.

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* The ''TalesFromCampCrystalLake'' ''Literature/TalesFromCampCrystalLake'' series of books by Eric Morse [[note]]Mother's Day, Jason's Curse, The Carnival, and Road Trip[[/note]] all feature a yellow fog which seems to make everyone feel more negatively, lubricating the lethal intentions of whomever finds the [[BecomingTheMask hockey mask]] as well as the FinalGirl.
5th Oct '17 11:37:29 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Indie PC horror game ''ThePath'' features ominous fog when you approach the lake in the woods.

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* Indie PC horror game ''ThePath'' ''VideoGame/ThePath'' features ominous fog when you approach the lake in the woods.
27th Sep '17 12:30:50 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' ''Far Harbor'' has "The Fog", a heavily radioactive fog that rolls over Mount Desert Island. The Fog is dangerous on two accounts: the NuclearNasties in it and itself. The Fog is often very thick and therefore shrouds the monsters that live in it such anglers (mutant anglerfish), gulpers (very big and very hungry mutant salamanders), and fog crawlers (gigantic amphibious shrimp). The Fog itself has a detrimental affect on the mind, driving them insane and turning normal people into the cannibalistic Trappers if they live that long, as well as being chock full of radiation from the Atlantic ocean (which made the monsters in the first place). The Fog is a natural occurrence though as of late is has been growing larger and thicker, blanketing the entire island in it. The People of Far Harbor (post-War Bar Harbor, Maine) believe that the Children of Atom (a cult that worships the atom as a god) has made it worse while the Children see it as a blessing for their faith. Regardless, people are forced to live in rings of fog condensers to save themselves.

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* ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' ''Far Harbor'' has "The Fog", a heavily radioactive fog that rolls over Mount Desert Island. The Fog is dangerous on two accounts: the NuclearNasties [[NuclearNasty monsters in it it]] and itself. The Fog is often very thick and therefore shrouds the monsters that live in it such anglers (mutant anglerfish), gulpers (very big and very hungry mutant salamanders), and fog crawlers (gigantic amphibious shrimp). The Fog itself has a detrimental affect on the mind, driving them insane and turning normal people into the cannibalistic Trappers if they live that long, as well as being chock full of radiation from the Atlantic ocean (which made the monsters in the first place). The Fog is a natural occurrence though as of late is has been growing larger and thicker, blanketing the entire island in it. The People of Far Harbor (post-War Bar Harbor, Maine) believe that the Children of Atom (a cult that worships the atom as a god) has made it worse while the Children see it as a blessing for their faith. Regardless, people are forced to live in rings of fog condensers to save themselves.
27th Sep '17 12:30:12 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' ''Far Harbor'' has "The Fog", a heavily radioactive fog that rolls over Mount Desert Island. The Fog is dangerous on two accounts: the NuclearNasties in it and itself. The Fog is often very thick and therefore shrouds the monsters that live in it such anglers (mutant anglerfish), gulpers (very big and very hungry mutant salamanders), and fog crawlers (gigantic amphibious shrimp). The Fog itself has a detrimental affect on the mind, driving them insane and turning normal people into the cannibalistic Trappers if they live that long, as well as being chock full of radiation from the Atlantic ocean (which made the monsters in the first place). The Fog is a natural occurrence though as of late is has been growing larger and thicker, blanketing the entire island in it. The People of Far Harbor (post-War Bar Harbor, Maine) believe that the Children of Atom (a cult that worships the atom as a god) has made it worse while the Children see it as a blessing for their faith. Regardless, people are forced to live in rings of fog condensers to save themselves.
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