The Mist Art
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The Mist

The Mist Art


August 29th, 1980

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David Drayton, his son Billy, and their neighbor Brent Norton head to the local grocery store to replenish supplies following a freak storm. Once there, they and other local citizens are trapped by a strange mist that has enveloped the town and in which strange creatures are lurking. As the mist takes its toll on the nerves of those trapped in the store, a religious zealot, Mrs. Carmody begins to play on their fears to convince them that this is God’s vengeance for their sins and that a sacrifice must be made and two groups—those for and those against—are aligned. When it is realized that staying in the store may prove fatal, a small group including the Draytons, store employee Ollie Weeks, Amanda Dumfries, Irene Reppler, and Dan Miller attempt to make their escape. They find that what’s “out there” may be worse than what they left behind.

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June 1985
August 1980


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?, Norm
Bag-boy in the Federal Store.
?, Reuben
Uncle of David Drayton
?, Sally
Checkout girl at the Federal Store
?, Victor
Brother of Wanda.
?, Wanda
8-year-old sister of Victor.
Bibber, Aggie
Neighbor of the Drayton's
Brown, Bud
Federal Store manager in Bridgton
Carmody, Mrs.
Ran the Bridgton Antiquary
Cornell, Ambrose
In the Federal market.
Crockett, Davy
Mentioned in passing.
Drayton, Andrew
Possibly the father of David
Drayton, Billy
5-year-old son of David and Stephanie
Drayton, David
Father of Billy, and husband of Steffy.
Drayton, Stephanie (Steffy)
Mother of Billy and wife of David
Dumfries, Amanda
Had a gun in her purse in the market.
Eagleton, Buddy
Worked in the Federal store
Ellitch, Tommy
Owner of a barn destroyed in the storm
Frovin, John Lee
Mechanic at the Texaco service station.
Gault, Mr.
Writer friend of David Drayton
Giosti, Bill
Owner of Giosti's Mobil in Casco Village.
Grondin, Jim
In the Federal Market. Friend of Myron LaFleur
Grondin, Pauline
Sister of Jim
Hartgen, Vincent
Mentioned in passing
Hatlen, Mike
Selectman in Bridgton
Jasser, ?
Neighbor of the Drayton's.
LaFleur, Myron
Friend of Jim Grondin. In the Federal Store
Lawless, Janine
Delivered mail to the Draytons
Martin, ?
Owners of a dock that washed up on the lake
McAllister, Victor
Spoke to Billy Drayton
McKeon, ?
Owner of a house in Bridgton
McVey, Mr.
Butcher in the Federal Store
Michaelson, Ben
Spoke about the Arrowhead Project
Miller, Dan
Owns a place on Highland
Muehler, Dick
Drayton's insurance agent
Neary, Mrs.
Said that everything is full of atoms
Norton, Brenton
Next door neighbor to the Draytons. A lawyer from New Jersey. Husband of Carla.
Norton, Carla
Wife of Norton.
O'Brien, Willy
Writer mentioned in passing.
Reppler, Hilda
3rd grade school teacher
Robards, Justine
Spoke about the Arrowhead Project
Simms, Arnie
In the Federal Store.
Smalley, Tom
In the Federal Store.
Stepanek, Stephanie
Maiden name of Stephanie Drayton
Tattinger, Lou
Ran the Pine Tree car wash
Tochai, Nick
Spoke about the Arrowhead Project
Trumbull, Douglas
Writer mentioned in passing.
Turman, Alan
Husband of Hattie
Turman, Hattie
Babysitter of Billy Drayton. In the Federal Store
Vannerman, Hank
In the Federal Store
Weeks, Ollie
Federal Store manager in Bridgton.
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