Terrorpede, Killer Kite, Green Fly: No, this isn’t a trio of villains appearing in a new Spiderman movie; these are the names given to creatures that appeared in Stephen King’s the novella The Mist who didn’t appear in Frank Darabont’s 2007 film adaptation (or the TV series produced by Christian Thrope currently airing on Spike—at least at the point of writing).
First, meet the Terropede:
The Terrorpede is a giant, nocturnal creature of the mist. It was seen in storyboard art for The Mist [above] but wasn’t featured in the finished film. It has huge, claw-like antennae with red tips, supposedly from biting into something. Early storyboard art for The Mist showed a Terrorpede crawling into the Food House through the window hole on the first night when the Pterobuzzards breach the store.
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Next, allow me to introduce Killer Kite:
The Killer Kite is a giant, kite-like creature, glimpsed flying through the Mist over David’s Scout when the car was on Kansas Road. The Killer Kite is described as a “nightmarish, half-seen living kite” through the mist. In the art design above, it is depicted as having three webbed appendages tapering into tendrils which make up its body, giving it a resemblance to a kite or a crucifix. It is also a green colour. It only appeared in the novella and was not present in the film.
Last up, here’s Green Fly:
The Green Fly is a large, green, dragonfly-like insect. It alight on the hood of David’s Scout and shortly after, flew off through the Mist, out of sight. The Green Fly is described as having long, clear wings and resembling a twisted and deformed green dragonfly. It only appeared in the novella and was not present in the film.
Check out the video below from our friends at FoundFlix: STEPHEN KING’S THE MIST All Creatures Explained! It puts Terrorpede, Killer Kite, and Green Fly into a wider historical context while also delving into what we know about creatures that did appear in 2007’s The Mist, like Behemoth, the Gray Widows, and the Tentacles from Planet X!
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