After rain, the fog is probably one of Blighty’s most known weather features, Gershwin even a song about the London fog. The image of a fog drenched city or English countryside is a popular and recurring theme in fiction, both written and visual. Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal 1927 silent movie The Lodger is subtitled a story of the London fog and indeed much of the film has streets shrouded in a think fog and of course Foggy Victorian/Edwardian streets were a standard part of the mise-en-scene for the Hammer Horror films. The silhouetted figure shrouded in fog under the gas street lamps is burned into the British subconscious and is an image recreated many many times.
So what do think its the appeal of a foggy location in fiction. Pop your two cents in the comments below