The Fog Reviews

Sep 15, 2022
The Fog is a neat twist on the classic ghost story. Carpenter achieves a palpable sense of dread and atmosphere and his score remains a signature piece of the experience he sets out to provide. The characters are unfortunately the weakest element here.
Jul 26, 2022
The Fog sets out to be nothing more than a straight-forward chiller with the emphasis on the shocks rather than the characters or the story and on that level succeeds perfectly.
Oct 24, 2021
Carpenter, a rather minimalist, formally restrained filmmaker even when employing the grand guignol excesses of The Thing, knows when to let pure story do the work, and The Fog is a story about stories.
Jan 20, 2021
It's unpretentious genre fun, stylishly assembled and populated with colorful characters.
Aug 1, 2020
...a sporadically arresting yet lamentably uninvolving horror effort from Carpenter.
Feb 16, 2020
It's like sitting around a campfire, and a cold hand drops on your shoulder from out of nowhere.
Jan 30, 2020
Unlike Halloween, which was a model of straight-forward terror and carefully controlled suspense, The Fog is constructed of random diversions.
Jan 30, 2020
The Fog has so many things right about it in the early going that when it comes apart, the whole thing seems that much worse.
Jan 30, 2020
Carpenter also relies heavily on cheap scare tactics (supernatural mists and people jumping out of the dark) rather than subtle suspense, but some sequences do turn the tension dial up quite high.
Jan 30, 2020
A doozy of a chiller -- an intricate tale of intrigue and terror stirred by a century-old shipwreck.
Jan 29, 2020
It's a failure, but it's a failure in the right direction.
Jan 29, 2020
The evidence for John Carpenter's artistry is right there on the screen. Most moviegoers will be too scared to notice.
Jan 29, 2020
Ghoulish, tense and utterly fantastical, John Carpenter's tale of shipwrecked spectres squelching their way through a fluorescent fog to wreak vengeance on a seaside town is a classic campfire yarn.
Aug 15, 2019
A movie that provides all the cheap thrills any scary movie aficionado would want, without blatant sexism.
Aug 13, 2019
The story, rhythm, horror, irony, good cinematography, and effective actors make the movie fulfill its expectations. [Full Review in Spanish]
Aug 2, 2019
The Fog feels like a ghost story being told around a fire. The kind where you lean in slightly, put your chin on your hands and find yourself lost in the tale.
Nov 2, 2018
The Fog is an...atmospheric chiller, in which a luminous fog rolls into a Californian seaside town, bringing the ghosts of vengeful sailors, killed in a shipwreck a century before.
Oct 29, 2018
Let's just hope that your theater and your town don't have any dark secrets that may be carried in along with The Fog.
Oct 29, 2018
The Fog is a wonderfully atmospheric and creepily ominous supernatural horror which gradually builds up a palpable air of tension and terror
Oct 27, 2018
The rich color cinematography by Dean Cundey gleams with shadow-drenched goodness in its new digital life, heightening the crisp confidence of Carpenter's Val Lewton-like atmosphere.
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