The Fog Reviews

August 16, 2007
Never will you wish more fervently for an Adrienne Barbeau cameo, just for old time's sake. Your prayers will be in vain.
March 6, 2007
The production values are above par, but as in Carpenter's original, seeing ghosts is less scary than imagining them.
June 24, 2006
Yet another anaemic horror retread starring a cast of good-looking TV totty.
February 25, 2006
If you are a fan of the original film, this remake might interest you. It's not badly made. But why was it made at all?
February 14, 2006
Another remake bites the dust.
February 3, 2006
A dull, stupid, boring picture, inferior in every way to the John Carpenter film it remakes, but it's bad for the same reason a lot of effects-driven movies are bad.
October 29, 2005
Like most remakes, The Fog is pretty unnecessary.
October 29, 2005
Mildly scary here and there.
October 27, 2005
Making concessions at every turn to the youth-horror market, the film slashes the ages of its protagonists by some 15 years, and its IQ follows suit.
October 20, 2005
A film riddled with missed opportunities for good clean scares.
October 19, 2005
We're meant to be unsettled by digital spectres, reckless Mack trucks, and rotting old pirates who look every bit as terrifying as the guy on the Fisherman's Friend cold-lozenge box.
October 17, 2005
Lock your doors. Bolt your windows. And for heaven's sake, stay away from the multiplex.
October 17, 2005
I was held in suspense throughout The Fog, aching to learn the answer to its central riddle: Why would any one remake such a crummy movie?
October 17, 2005
The fog also does something genuinely eerie: It causes everyone in the cast to deliver dreadful performances and display inappropriate reactions when their friends are drowned, burned, stabbed or thrown into glass display cases.
October 17, 2005
Add one more to the list of unnecessary horror remakes.
October 17, 2005
It's typical of pic's adherence to rigid genre conventions that the very first victims are brazen hotties who are shown drinking, dancing and wearing revealing attire prior to their deaths.
October 17, 2005
This Fog lacks the one thing the original had -- originality -- but it qualifies as more than a mist opportunity.
October 17, 2005
The Union of Fog Machine Operators can be proud of its contributions to this yawner.