The Fog Reviews
The Fog boasts some impressive direction from John Carpenter, who clearly shows his experience in the horror genre. He uses the fog very well, with long distanced shots at times, and shots of the fog slowly creeping under the door. This is a very eerie film as the fog is emitted in a way throughout the storytelling and direction that it's reasoning for even being there is unknown, and its actions are not completely justified.
This is however also a weakness in my opinion. I believe that the storytelling has not been crafted very well, and whilst it's definitely a very eerie film, the plot doesn't fit together solidly - and therefore there is an underlying simplicity to the film - there isn't too much in the way of storytelling that managed to really catch my interest. This isn't helped by the lack of character development either, who all seem like they are just there for the purpose of being there.
Another positive that I can give this film though is that the soundtrack is very good, and extremely fitting to the tone of the film. It builds into the atmosphere of the film, and reflects the feelings of the characters in a way, who are unsure of what this fog is and why its here.
Overall, The Fog is a decent horror film that deserves some recognition for its fantastic music and good direction - but it is definitely brought down by its lack of a solid story and uninteresting characters.