Before they leave, however, one of Norton's followers ties a 300-foot clothesline around his waist to tell the remaining patrons when they get past that distance.
At approximately 200 feet, however, Norton's group is attacked by a large, unseen creature and the clothesline is severed, proving to the remaining patrons that there are creatures in the mist.
When David searches the loading dock for something to cover Billy up with, he hears things slithering against the outside of the loading door.
Mechanics Jim Grondin, Myron La Fleur, deputy manager Ollie Weeks and Norm the bag-boy attempt to fix the generator by sending Norm out to unblock the generator exhaust pipe, but as Norm goes out, he is dragged to his death by a swarm of flesh-eating tentacles.
As a result, when posted altogether, they created the effect of a wall of dancing skeletons!
First, I reproduced a skeleton pattern for each student, and then we completed the skeleton art project together in class.The next morning, an expedition to the nextdoor pharmacy lead by David and consisting of Ollie, Jim, Hilda Reppler, Dan Miller, Buddy Eagleton and Mike Hatlen is made to bring back supplies for the injured, but Jim runs off and is killed by an unseen creature, and the group finds the pharmacy overrun with spider-like predators which produce corrosive webs.Buddy, Dan and Mike are all killed in the ensuing battle, and David, Ollie and Reppler narrowly escape back to the market.Carmody is shot by Ollie, causing her followers to snap back to reality and allow David's group to leave.David, Billy, Amanda and Reppler all make it to the Scout, but Ollie is cut in half by a giant, lobster-like creature, Ambrose retreats back to the store, and Hattie is killed by one of the spider creatures.The Mist is a 1980 novella published by Stephen King in his short story collection, Skeleton Crew.The story centers around a group of people who are trapped in a local grocery store by a thick mist which conceals otherworldly monsters.Later, plump, flying creatures land on the store windows, and large, pterodactyl-like predators follow them and pluck them off the store windows to eat, one of the birds eventually breaking into the store.After killing Tom Smalley, the bird-monster is burnt to death by David with a torch, and the hole left by the creature is covered up with crates.At night, Ollie sights many disturbances in the mist, ranging in size from that of a person to the size of a house.He comes to the conclusion that these are creatures that are moving silently through the mist.