The 1980 film
- As with Halloween (1978), most of the movie qualifies, and once again the music score (composed by Carpenter himself) helps.
- There's one particular close up of the zombie sailors as they pursue their victims that is very creepy.
- The fact that, while you know what's attacking the town, the fact that you don't see anything of who or what it is, save for some well-timed glimpses, and a very fast-moving, sentient fog until the very few minutes of the movie makes the tension of the film even more intense.
- A Fridge Horror example: After the titular fog rolls its way in and cuts power to the entire town near the climax, the last we see of our inhabitants save for the designated protagonists is them filing their way to the unveiling of the statue for their town's centennial celebration. They're never seen or heard from again from that point, even after everything's resolved. It's safe to assume that they made it out all right, but given how fast the fog moved through the town, and what we saw happen to the people who were exposed for too long to the fog, the implications are more than clear.