The Fog (1980)
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Following the phenomenal box-office success of his seminal horror classic Halloween, director John Carpenter teamed up with producer Debra Hill for a second independent horror project, this time in the mode of an old-fashioned ghost story. The end result was The Fog, a spooky romp about a dark secret that returns to haunt the Pacific fishing community of Antonio Bay on the 100th anniversary of the town's charter. Carpenter sets the mood in the film's prologue, which features grizzled old sea
Jun 1, 1979 Wide
Aug 27, 2002
AVCO Embassy Pictures
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Jamie Lee Curtis
John Allen Vick
Bennett (assistant a...
George 'Buck' Flower
John F. Goff
Tommy Lee Wallace
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The Fog is right in line with the types of film Carpenter made before his professional fall from grace: It's unpretentious genre fun, stylishly assembled and populated with colorful characters.
Released four years after the Bicentennial, 'The Fog' might be a jaundiced corrective to the often uncritical self-congratulation of America's birthday celebration, with the ghosts as manfestations of manifest destiny's bloody heritage.
Halloween brought classic genre style into a new era, and The Fog goes even further in that direction.
... makes the most of the dramatic possibilities inherent in an isolated coastal town, as well as the scare potential of darkness, fog, and silent strangers bearing longshoremen's hooks.
During this period, Carpenter and his fine collaborator the late Debra Hill were so good at crafting suspenseful, slow burn horror stories with multiple storylines.
O roteiro é de uma tolice pavorosa, mas Carpenter consegue gerar tensão e bons sustos até mesmo com o recurso absurdo de fazer seus vilões baterem na porta antes de entrar.
Fairly dull ghost story occasionally given a boost by the cast and by Carpenter's proficiency with the genre. Occasionally.
Ten remakes wouldn't even surpass this creepy classic's greatness. The definitive horror film.
Not up to Carpenter's Halloween or The Thing, but a solid, atmospheric suspense film nevertheless.
The Fog is a ghost story with just the right balance of special effects artistry, menacing music and visual poetry.
A disappointing follow-up to Carpenter's Halloween
Audience Reviews for The Fog
- Kathy Williams: Sandy, you're the only person I know who can make 'Yes, Ma'am' sound like 'screw you'.
- Sandy Fadel: Yes, Ma'am.
- Father Malone: Blake, I have your gold. My grandfather stole it from you. I'm the one who must answer for it.
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