The Mist

2007 R 2h 7m Blu-ray / DVD

The Mist

2007 R 2h 7m Blu-ray / DVD
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After a brutal thunderstorm pounds a small town, the residents discover a malevolent mist hanging over their homes, killing anyone who remains outside. Now trapped in a grocery store, a band of survivors must make a stand against the deadly fog.
Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher, Toby Jones, William Sadler, Jeffrey DeMunn, Nathan Gamble, Alexa Davalos, Chris Owen
Frank Darabont
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Spanish (Neutral), English
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS 5.1 HD, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them. R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this Stephen King-inspired horror film features monsters (who proceed to rip up bodies), unseen threats, and bloody injuries and deaths. People use axes and guns against the monsters and also hurt each other (shooting, hitting, stabbing). There's intense suspense that could make younger kids very anxious, as well as several suicides -- and the final scene is especially upsetting. One scene shows cigarette smoking, and a few characters get visibly drunk. Language includes multiple uses of "f--k," plus other profanity.

Sexual Content

Brief cleavage shot. Brief kissing between designated cute young couple, in close-up.


Lots of bloody violence, most committed by monsters against humans (the reptilian, buggy, dinosaur-like baddies are fond of ripping victims' guts out and faces off). Man with bloody face describes scary encounter, causing a young boy to cry and go into shock. Several scenes show parents holding frightened children. Young man is dragged out a door, screaming and fearful, bloodied and wounded during the process. Man on fire later appears badly burned. Man is cut in half, his bloody legs and entrails left behind. Monster spiders wrap victims in webs; one body breaks open to let loose cascades of creepy baby spiders. Man stabs another repeatedly. Suicide victims (hanging). Woman urges crowd to deliver a horrified victim to the monsters. Woman bitten by a giant bug swells up horrifically before she dies. Weapons wielded by humans -- against each other and the monsters -- include axe, gun, and fire (torches and aerosol can). A couple of alarming shooting scenes resulting in bloody injuries, splatter, and upsetting deaths.


Includes several uses of "f--k" (some with "mother"), lots of "s--t"s and fewer instances of "ass," "hell," "bitch" (with "son of a"), and anatomically inspired expletives ("c--ksucker," "p---y").

Social Behavior

Characters have a range of responses to the mist/monsters, including nobility, selfishness, fear, and courageousness. Teachers and parents are brave, a militantly religious woman rouses the crowd to blame and attack others.


Assorted products visible in the grocery store, including Budweiser beer and Snyder's pretzels, as well as generic cans and paper.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Soldier smokes a cigarette, indicating his worry. Addled mechanics drink beer and get visibly drunk.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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