The Fog Reviews

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November 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.
October 25, 2018
It's one of the director's most atmospheric, the shots of a wave-lashed cove and fog-choked headland making the town's impending reckoning almost poetic.
October 24, 2018
Ultimately, it's a John Carpenter movie: concerned with group dynamics, unhelpful authority figures, strong women, the sins of the past, and that moment when helpless isolation shades into outright terror.
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.
September 24, 2005
"The Fog" is more spooky yarn than streamlined scream machine; it's the sort of crowd pleaser best enjoyed with an audience.
October 23, 2004
The movie's made with style and energy, but it needs a better villain.
August 13, 2019
The story, rhythm, horror, irony, good cinematography, and effective actors make the movie fulfill its expectations. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 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.
October 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.
October 29, 2018
The Fog is a wonderfully atmospheric and creepily ominous supernatural horror which gradually builds up a palpable air of tension and terror
October 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.
October 22, 2018
The Fog is pivotal to the cementing of Carpenter's aesthetic.
October 17, 2018
With The Fog, John Carpenter continued to see his reputation rise as one of the very best in the game, and it's a movie that certainly adds plenty to Carpenter's famed moniker as the Horror Master.
October 16, 2018
After taking a break from horror to make Elvis in 1979, John Carpenter returned to the genre with The Fog, an atmospheric ghost story set in the fictional Californian town of Antonio Bay.
December 4, 2016
A completely solid piece of horror filmmaking that's only slightly undone by its flaws as a piece of horror storytelling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 28, 2013
In retrospect, The Fog is an enjoyable, somewhat forgettable warm-up for The Thing, John Carpenter's masterpiece of isolated loneliness.
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