IMDb > The Fog (1980) > Parents Guide
The Fog
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Parents Guide for
The Fog (1980) More at IMDbPro »

The content of this page was created directly by users and has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
Visit our Parents Guide Help to learn more

Sex & Nudity

No nudity.

A woman asks a man if he is homosexual. They are later seen asleep together.

Violence & Gore

This movie is meant to be bloodless on purpose.

Many jump scares.

A ghost stabs a man. No blood.

A ghost spears a man. No blood.

Another man is stabbed in the neck with a hook - there is no blood, and no visible puncture, just contact between skin and hook. This shot is half a second long, and the man is shown pulled away into the fog.

One jump scare of a dead man falling on a women with gouged out eyes (brief but disturbing).

We also briefly see his eyeless corpse on a gurney out of focus.

A woman is grabbed from behind and pulled into the fog, out of sight. There are short tearing sounds, implying that she is killed by blades.

A woman is stabbed in the shoulder by a hook, no visible puncture and no blood. She slices at a ghost and we briefly see his decayed face and worms crawling out.

A brief shot of a man turning around and being beheaded by a ghost - we see the ghost swing his sword and the picture blacks out before contact, with a loud slicing sound.


1 "s" word and other mild language.

Some smoking is shown.

Some moments of tension and suspesne.

Ghosts break windows, reaching in for people - one grabs a woman by the hair and attempts to pull her out.

The ghosts are later shown with glowing red eyes.


Suggested Modern MPAA rating: PG-13 for violence and terror including disturbing Images and brief sexual content

Page last updated by hasserbond, 1 month ago
Top 5 Contributors: longjohnslass, !!!deleted!!! (14977880), kcm1986, samuellop10, claptonisgod53

Australia:M / Canada:PG (Ontario) / Canada:AA (Ontario) (original rating) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Canada:PG (Ontario) (re-rating) (2002) / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-16 / France:-12 / Iceland:16 / Italy:T / Netherlands:16 / Norway:16 / Singapore:PG / Spain:13 (original rating) / Spain:12 (re-rating) (2010) / Sweden:15 / UK:15 / UK:AA (original rating) / USA:R (Approved No. 25792) / West Germany:16 (f)

Related Links

Plot summary Plot synopsis User reviews
Plot keywords FAQ Ratings
Awards Newsgroup reviews External reviews
Official site Main details