Fridge / The Mist

Fridge Brilliance
  • One of the bugs that broke into the store was about to kill Mrs. Carmody, but ended up sparing her. It recognized her as a fellow monster.
    • It's more likely that she remained calm and so it moved on; the bugs appeared to sting mainly in defense, as we don't see them actually eating anyone (half of a corpse is lying right outside and they ignore it). Ironically, the bug is just an animal while Carmody is truly a monster...
Fridge Horror
  • While the end seems to suggest "bitter coincidence", the events do line up. The religious nut proposes that the boy be made a human sacrifice, something which is resisted by the sane members of the group. On the road, after the boy and the other members of the group are dead, everything is better. In effect, after the boy - who was proposed to be a sacrifice - dies, the problem goes away.
    • There is always the dim hope that one of the Really Big Things stepped on the store, even if any of the Small or Medium Things didn't somehow get in (that plate glass and those loading bay doors: they can't hold out against accidental perforation forever). Not that that helps the few nice people left behind, there, though.
  • We never see what happens to the remaining supermarket survivors after the main character's group drive away. Thus, we never see if the others from Mrs. Carmody's "cult" snap out of their fanaticism once she's dead, or if they rationalize her death as "martyrdom" and continue to embrace her crazy beliefs. Which is a disturbing possibility in the movie, but a horrific one in the story, because there's another small child - a little girl - in the novella's grocery store. Did she get sacrificed in Billy's place?
  • As if being some of the scariest creatures in the Mist wasn't bad enough, the Gray Widowers also seem to be the most likely to come into direct contact with humans. The frequency with which their nests are encountered once the survivors leave the market suggests that they are likely to invade any structure that they can get into. This means that more people probably died to Gray Widowers - an especially horrible fate even by the standards of the Mist monsters - than to any other kind of monster.