The Fog Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 29, 2014
Though the plot is implausible and the unfolding story hardly makes any sense, Carpenter stylishly presents an eerie atmosphere for the zombie invasion.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 24, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 1, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Tobias
The Dissolve
July 23, 2013
Halloween brought classic genre style into a new era, and The Fog goes even further in that direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 21, 2013
A definite top ten holder for me.
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl
October 27, 2011
... 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Not much gore, but still too intense for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Holcomb
Kinetofilm
January 31, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
October 24, 2008
Orchestrates a thick pall of apprehension and good-time suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 7, 2007
...a good, old-fashioned ghost story.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Staci Layne Wilson
About.com
January 30, 2006
The Fog still holds up.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 27, 2006
Crucial factors are missing in yet another horror flick serving up a dull collection of stock types whose illogical and frequently stupid actions are necessary to advance plot and generate what passes for suspense.
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
January 22, 2006
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
Dan Fienberg
Zap2it.com
November 10, 2005
Fairly dull ghost story occasionally given a boost by the cast and by Carpenter's proficiency with the genre. Occasionally.
| Original Score: 1/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
October 22, 2005
Ten remakes wouldn't even surpass this creepy classic's greatness. The definitive horror film.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
October 21, 2005
Creates a sense of near-apocalyptic gloom.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
Not up to Carpenter's Halloween or The Thing, but a solid, atmospheric suspense film nevertheless.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The movie's made with style and energy, but it needs a better villain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 29, 2004
The Fog is a ghost story with just the right balance of special effects artistry, menacing music and visual poetry.
Andreas Samuelson
Slasherpool
January 26, 2004
A good, scary film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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