Why is The Fog rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: The Fog is rated PG-13 for for violence, disturbing images and brief sexuality
Although many of the deaths in this film take place in the shadows (with only screams for effect), there are depictions of a man being stabbed, violent car crashes and decomposing bodies. A shipload of victims on a burning vessel is repeatedly shown throughout the film. Sexual activity is contained to brief discussions, a passionate shower scene and the portrayal of an unmarried couple in bed together.