WMG / The Mist

The movie's plot is in fact a Kansas City Shuffle by the Crimson King
The real point of it all was to destroy the painting of Roland, as part of a massive 4th wall breaking plot. The rest was simply a distraction, or part of an unrelated plan.
  • Alternatively, the Arrowhead was aiming to try to achive transition into All-World, but unfortunately missed its mark, instead causing a massive dimensional breach into Todash Space.

This is a lead up to Half-Life.
  • Given that the original novella was a heavy inspiration for the game, I'd say that's not even WMG territory anymore. The resonance cascade in Half-Life was perhaps just a tad more intense. Those theoretical physicists sure never seem to learn (in the eyes of authors/directors/game designers...)

Everyone in the supermarket DIES HORRIBLY
  • I don't care what anyone says, this is my personal canon goddammit. >:(
    • If there's any justice in that world, they would. Unfortunately, it's clear that's not a just world.
    • What about the little girl? And the supermarket manager who ended up helping (albeit reluctantly)? Did they deserve to "die horribly"?
      • I'm pretty sure that they meant the ones who were following Carmody.
  • In the original novella, this is very likely exactly what happened.

The monsters are all Todash monsters, and the mist comes from the dark space in between the worlds, making this the beginning of this world's moving on.

The Mist is there because someone opened a thinny on earth
  • Read the Dark Tower books if you don't believe me.
  • The picture of Roland is a dead giveaway.
  • Anyone else think it a little odd he happened to have a revolver (significance for the Dark Tower again)?

The planet is where Death Fog and the White Dragons world from Slayers.

  • It could be that Death Fog is unleashed after being sealed by the White Dragon, or the Fog in the move could be Death Fog's corpse after the White Dragon defeated it.

Slenderman came out of the Mist.

  • He just walked in the other direction from the rest of the monsters.
    • So.. he can be easily killed with guns and flamethrower? No wonder he targeted gun-less peoples in some dark empty forest.

This movie takes place in the Cloverfield universe.
  • This was what was happening in the rest of the world while Clovie was rampaging in New York City. Both films have giant bugs attacking people and causing extreme allergic reactions! Not to mention giant kaiju that get taken down by the military, in the end.

Ollie is a Gunslinger.
  • Well, not a trained Gunslinger, but a Gunslinger born. He kept cool, and calm under pressure, even if he was a meek person. Every single shot he took, he hit, even under extreme stress in less-than-perfect conditions. On top of all this, he carried the Gunslinger's preferred weapon, the six-shooter.

The Walking Dead and The Mist belongs in the same 'multiverse'.
  • Private Jessup mentioned that the scientists at the Arrowhead Project had opened a 'window' so that they could look at another universe. This confirms that there are multiple universes in The Mist.
  • While there are numerous obvious differences, possibly due to some butterfly effect triggered long ago, there are still numerous signs that The Mist's universe is a (relatively) close analogy of The Walking Dead's universe, such as...
    • The fact that both universes have their own instances of the same people trapped together in the same group when things go down. Below are examples of people who looked the same in both universes:
      • The Mist's Amanda Dumfries is The Walking Dead's version of Andrea. They are both employed in non-combat jobs, with Amanda as a school teacher and Andrea as a civil rights lawyer, they both have a gun given to them as a gift from a loved one which they have little to no idea how to use. They both died by a gunshot wound to the head.
      • The Mist's Dan Miller is The Walking Dead's version of Dale Horvath. Dan Miller did not succumb to the insanity that is Mrs Carmody's new cult while Dale Horvath did not let the new world take him down.
      • The Mist's Private Wayne Jessup's analogy in The Walking Dead, however, did not survive long enough to link up with Rick and Shane's group. He met Rick as a walker instead. They are both soldiers, and they both did not survive their respective apocalypses.
      • The mother who walked into the mist just after it covered the town is Carol Peletier's analogy in The Mist. They both have the same strong motherly instinct, begins in their respective apocalypses as weak characters but both came out as hardened survivors by the end.
      • Morales is actually similar in both universes.
    • And below here are examples of people who did not look the same in both universes:
      • The Mist's David Drayton is an analogy of The Walking Dead's Rick Grimes. They both have a son to protect, Billy Drayton and Carl Grimes respectively. They both assumed leadership positions in their respective groups, and they both lost their wife in their respective apocalypse. Rick Grimes' counterpart in The Mist did not do so well probably because he took up art instead of police work.
      • So The Mist's Billy Drayton is a version of Carl Grimes from The Walking Dead.
      • The Mist's Jim Grondin and Myron Lafleur are versions of The Walking Dead's Merle Dixon and Daryl Dixon. They are both described as 'hicks or white trash' in both verses, and are of the streetwise type of characters, though Merle and Daryl Dixon are more extreme and are brothers. Jim Grondin fell for Mrs Carmody's preachings just as Merle Dixon fell for The Governor's politics. Myron Lafleur did not go the same way, but remained on David Drayton's side of the conflict, just as Daryl Dixon remains on Rick Grimes' side of the conflict. Here's another one: David Drayton gets to beat Jim Grondin up for putting the group in danger just like how Rick Grimes gets to beat Merle Dixon up for putting his group in danger.
      • Ambrose Cornell is The Mist's version of Hershel Greene from The Walking Dead. They are both elderly and they both have a shotgun. They both did not survive through the apocalypse. Ambrose did not get to use his shotgun at all though.
      • So, would Mrs. Carmody or Brent Norton be The Governor?

The monsters are from the same universe that the titular car connects to in From a Buick 8
The mist actually lets them survive in our world rather than dissolve like they do in From a Buick 8.