The Fog Reviews

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.