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The Fog Reviews

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April 28, 2018
Carpenter scared the wits out of audiences from coast to coast with Halloween. That was a treat. But The Fog is merely a series of bewitching tricks assembled by a film-school craftsman who believed that he could frighten people with slick gimmickry.
October 23, 2004
The movie's made with style and energy, but it needs a better villain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 30, 2002
Three or four half-developed plots in search of a central thread. Carpenter provides some wonderfully eerie images, however.
| Original Score: 2/5
December 15, 2010
Not much gore, but still too intense for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 27, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 29, 2002
Foggy? Yes. Scary? No.
| Original Score: 1/5
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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
October 17, 2003
A disappointing follow-up to Carpenter's Halloween
| Original Score: 2/5
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
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.
August 25, 2002
Weak gorefest by one of the masters of horror.
| Original Score: 2/5
June 17, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
January 8, 2016
Carpenter has always been a master of scaring us with what we're not seeing as opposed to delivering an onslaught of carnage to assault our senses and The Fog shows that you can scare the hell out of people without showing them a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2002
If you're the sort who can enjoy an old-fashioned ghost story without speeding right to the 'good parts,' The Fog is a highly recommended little shocker.
Read More | Original Score: 86/100
October 21, 2005
Creates a sense of near-apocalyptic gloom.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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
October 22, 2005
Ten remakes wouldn't even surpass this creepy classic's greatness. The definitive horror film.
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
November 26, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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