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The Centenary of the small sea town, Antonio Bay, is approaching. While the townsfolk prepare to celebrate, the victims of the crime that founded the town rise from the sea to claim retribution. Under cover of the fog, they carry out their vicious attacks, searching for what is rightly theirs. HD 1080p PC, Mac, PS3 and XBOX 360 COMPATIBLE
When the Halloween season is upon us it is always important to incorporate some classics in addition to the heavy amounts of b. Sure a diet of B is very healthy for the non-conventional movie watcher, but one must still supplement something legitimate from time to time. Being huge fans of the original Halloween and crazy Myers, watching another classic John Carpenter flick was a no brainer. He even recycled some of the Halloween cast with Jamie Lee Curtis, the town sheriff (lying to the sheriff), and the chick who gets strangled in the car on her way to see Paul. Hey it's just proof that if it ain't broke don't fix it. Clearly the Fog doesn't equate to Halloween but it's certainly up there. And instead of a unstoppable serial killer you have a fog filled with vengeful ghosts of dead sailors. Honestly that's a much creepier concept the Myers. You've got no control over a murderous fog sweeping through town.The fog opens up out at sea with a few drunk sailors kicking back their cans of bud. While deeply immersed in their luke warm beer one of the fellows notices a heavy fog rolling through with a very bright flashing light. They go on deck to inspect this mysterious fog to fin their boat has been overtaken by sword wielding killer ghosts that are there to reign down blows upon them. Wow those must have been some ghosts.....they were. Now we are introduced to Jamie Lee Curtis who has left Haddonfield to take up hitchhiker on a quest to Canada or somewhere. Unfortunately she picked the wrong week to show up in this little nautical town as the ghost fog is moving on through. As they sit unsuspectingly the ghost fog attacks like an unstoppable rebel force. As the townspeople start to drop like flies the town priests discovers why this vengeful ghost fog is preying upon their town. We don't want to give the reason for this rampage away, but will say it's somewhat of a revenge move.The Fog really was a great horror movie proving it's worthy of it's classic status. Honestly the concept of a fog filled with killer ghosts is seriously scary. Imagine being in that situation? Even worse, imagine being ripped in that situation? You're having a great time watching some B and all of a sudden see some huge fog with ghost coming through. You'd probably have a heart attack...or just sit there and cry like Santa when the UPS guy rang the bell. The reason for only a four star rating was the occasional lull that left you waiting for things to heat up. However the lulls were few and far between not really leaving the room for too much wormhole watching. The one thing The Fog could have used was a cameo by the immortal Sam Loomis. Maybe he could have shed some insight on the mind of a serial killer for the townspeople. Or maybe could have been a fog expert figuring out a way to stop the killing. Ah it's just a fleeting thought, but a damn good one.
The Fog is, at times a very creepy chiller from John Carpenter(Halloween).The residents of Antonio Bay are preparing to celebrate the town'scentenary. But a strange fog comes to town and spoils things. Containedwithin this fog are the ghostly, seaweed infested corpses of sailorswho have come to get revenge concerning events exactly 100 years ago.They kill several people, including some fishermen on a trawler out atsea, a meteorologist and child minder Mrs Kobritz. Other strange thingsalso happen, including a piece of drift wood found by KAB Radiooperator's son Andy Wayne. His mum, Stevie broadcasts KAB from a remotelighthouse. She also nearly becomes one of the victims.The fog is very creepy throughout, especially the situation of the KABlighthouse and John Carpenter's eerie music.The excellent cast includes mum and daughter scream queens Janet Leigh(Psycho) and Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween). Also, Adrienne Barbeau asStevie, John Houseman and Hal Halbrook. With Lee Curtis's Halloweenco-stars Nancy Loomis and Charles Cyphers.For a good scare one evening, watch The Fog. Excellent.Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
It's very intriguing to me how someone who made "The thing" could havemade a film like this, or Halloween.This film...is so incredibly boring, it's hard to break it down into asolid analysis here, hard to word...There are long conversations about nothing important, nothinginteresting, and a lot of the time nothing about the plot...just ppltalking; characters introduced without introduction, just like that,like 30min into the film. There are long, long drive scenes: someprotagonist driving around town, no dialog, just a transition turnedinto a scene of its own, with zero atmosphere or artistic vision. Thefilm is extremely long to start running, everything is so horriblypredictable, stale, boring, soporific... Nothing that happens isoriginal, out of the ordinary, captivating, mysterious. The deathscenes are just...nothing. I was going to say "a joke", but they're noteven that. They're nothing.It's the story of a small town. Pirate ninjas in the fog who want theirgold back. Nothing happens. Then they appear at the end. Theneverything is okay again. Have never, ever seen such a slow movie MYENTIRE LIFE, let alone horror films of course.I give it 2/10 because of the concept; nothing original, nothing Poeand others haven't written countless brilliant pages about; and somenice stills and landscapes during the film.It is a catastrophe, ppl calling it a horror classic, one ofCarpenter's best, rating it 8 or 9 or even 10 are clinically insane andshould be locked up and have their every move monitored 24/7.
It is so eeerie that The Fog still has an weird effect on me today, 10+ years later. I see fog now and this movie keeps coming back. I will never forget Adrienne's solemn monochromatic voice in this film, too chilling. Jamie was a babe actress to me then and she was good. I recommend the DVD because the transfer makes it even scary....
Gimmicky and rather empty horror film that reminds me somewhat of anold 3d film in its constant need to have someone or somethingpointlessly coming out of the shadows. The use of Janet Leigh and JamieLee Curtis are two nods to horror films of the past. The music tooseems at times to be a rip-off from tubular bells, the score used forthe exorcist, a film which this one leans on heavily in places.There are a lot of inconsistencies and inexplicable things in the plot.At one plot a dead seaman comes back to life in the morgue (one alsoquestions why on earth Curtis would be left alone there?), only toscribble the letter 3 near to Jamie Lee Curtis. At no other point dothe victims of the fog rise again and one suspects this was merely toengage our sympathies with Jamie and have a bit of cheap suspense. Likeeverything else here it is largely gimmicky.Again, quite why the owner of a lighthouse, an expensive piece of realestate one imagines, spends her nights broadcasting a radio show is notexplained.Although I am an atheist, I was shocked by the many blatantanti-Christian elements in the film. The local priest is a drunk whowelshes on paying. His grandfather, another preacher, quite literallystiffed a crew of lepers by stealing their money and arranging theirmurder. This is what brings the fog to the town. It seems that in theend the priest might atone for the sins of his ancestor by sacrificinghimself. But no. Even that dignity is denied him. The fog lifts and itseems that the film makers have shown him mercy. But at the end, thefog returns and he is brutally butchered thereafter.Although characterisation is minimal (Curtis jumps into bed with a manshe hitched a ride with immediately without even knowing each othersnames!), it is obvious from the outset who will live and who won't. Thecrew of dead lepers may well be cinema's first ever Politically Correctmurderers; middle-aged men, an old woman, and priests areunceremoniously dispatched, but the (as usually annoyingly whinny) kid,the sexed up couple and the single mother are all spared.The film does excel in atmosphere. The sight of the town wreathed infog is beautifully captured. But one does have to wonder why the fullresources of Hollywood are being used (then and ever since) to show aseries of increasingly sadistic murders?
I snuck into the theater for this one when I was much too young for Rratedmovies. My mom caught me as I was coming out after the show with friends.Punishment was 2 weeks grounding but I could care less. I snuck in 3 moretimes after the punishment was up. Great movie then, fun as hell movienow.
A visual and atmospheric treat, pure horror genius. If there was ever afilmthat told you everything you needed to know about good horror films, thenthis is it.Based on a novel by James Herbert, The Fog takes us through a story aboutalittle village by a seacoast that holds a terrifying history of a group ofpirates who were double crossed by the villagers long ago and left toperish. The only problem is now they are back and hungry forvengeance.Carpenter shows us that what you don't see really is what scares the hellout of people. He uses the fog to astonishing effect to make the viewerfeelclaustrophobic and really builds the tension with wonderfully composedcamera shots.The result is horror at its most chilling best, essential viewing foranyonewho has ever wanted to be terrified.9 out of 10
"The Fog" is one of those films that gets creepier with every showing. The plot is a classic ghost story of unrelenting suspense. Antonio Bay is a seaside coast that harbors a deadly past. Centuries earlier, a leopard colony wanted to settle in Antoinio Bay to make a new lives for themselves. A group of people decide to double-cross the group by forcing the ship they were on to crash into the bay and sink with all hands on board. Now the crew have returned from their watery graves to seek gruesome vengeance on the their ancestors. Carpenter's flare for atmosphere goes well and the creepiness is very effective. I recommend "The Fog" to anyone who loves a good ghost story.Note: "The Fog" is coming soon in a "Special Edition" with these features 1. Widscreen and Full-Versions of the film with John Carpenter and Debra Hill commentary and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound 2.New Documentary on the making of the film with new interviews. 3.Deleted Scenes 4.Lobby Cards, Posters, Theatrical trailer and T.V. spots and hidden features. 5.1980 Featurette
Classic, pulpy horror story that doesn't fail to please at all. Thespecial effects are really well done, especially for the time period inwhich it was made. John Carpenter's genius shines through, and insteadof a low budget slasher flick, we're given genius moments like thefirst kill scene - observe the lack of music making it seem even morecold and distant - and the utilization of the radio host throughout,not to mention the bone-chilling final scene. Jamie Lee Curtis is sexyand mysterious, captivating the eye immediately, and John Houseman andAdrienne Barbeau both put on great performances as well. Sure, at timesyou can predict what will happen next, but that doesn't tarnish thisgreat movie one bit. Highly recommended.
Carpenters worst? I disagree. It was one of Carpenters first, and takenthat in consideration it's pretty damn good. It's a good example of howto get a movie scary even before the time of CGI monsters and ghosts. Ifelt the film had a very realistic look, and the fog hiding theprobably cheesy costumes where brilliant. Another one of Carpentersgreat money saving ideas i bet.The acting was good, although the characters was both good and not togood. Some where just there to fill in the space while others hadpretty good roles. I especially like Jamie Lee Curtis and AdrienneBarbeau's roles. The story in itself is pretty simple, zombie likeghosts out for revenge for something that was stolen from them exactly100 years ago. Simple but very effective and entertaining.This is a true horror flick classic, and a John Carpenter (who by theway was also in the film for a few minutes) classic. It was not thebest of Carpenters films I've seen, but much taken in considerationI've decided to give it a 9/10. If you're a Carpenter fan, you must seethis one.
This movie is ripe ripe ripe for DVD release! In a time when movies are all but drown in CGI special effects and shed only mere crumbs of atmosphere in comparison to this flick, it's time for "The Fog," to come "rolling" in on DVD. The comment made about this being a "great film for film students," could not be anymore true! John Carpenter was the master at creating creepy visuals without using a lot of sound effects. Many of the sound effects you do here in John Carpenters earlier works are simple, short and spooky as hell! Unfortunately, by today's Hollywood standards lots of blood and unnecessary dialogue is necessary and effective to convolute a second rate story. (Joke) The horror genre is far from dead but it's gonna take someone to learn a thing or two from movies like "The Fog," to bring those attributes to life. Amazon.com and the powers that be, bring this movie to DVD NOW!!! It's time for a new generation of viewers to take notice of this brilliant and highly effective horror film!
John Carpenter as we know can make a film, no doubt about that, but hisskills as a writer as well are nothing short of phenomenal. The Fog isa story about an old fishing town called Antonio Bay, swamped with adark secret that will eventually come back to haunt them...literally.100 years ago...6 conspirators who disliked the notion of a lepercolony only a mile or so away premeditated the death of Blake...a leperhimself. Drifting through on an old clipper ship, the lepers werestranded in an opaque fog that unexpectedly rolled in. This foginadvertently aided the conspirators into crashing their ship intorocks. Taking Blake's gold, Father Malone, an ancestor to a conspiratorsoon realises that Blake has returned from his watery grave to seekrevenge on those who caused his death. Stunning Carpenter film that cancertainly be up there as one of the best horror movies ever made,nothing before it has been done like this and it far deserves a betterrating than 6 stars...out of ten...******** out of ten!
I.M.H.O. this is the best of Carpenter's horror films - including Halloween. Creepy, moody, and beautifully shot, this DVD offers extras not available on the laser disc version that I own. It has to be said that this film is beautiful when presented in the original widescreen format - and should never be shown in the pan 'n' scan again once this edition is released. The film brings together the "lifted" Rio Bravo narrative of Carpenter's earlier film Assault on Precinct 13 - a blueprint that would be repeated in the underrated Prince of Darkness. Still, its done the best here, essentially a remake of Night of the Living Dead in many respects - its still an amazing film. Don't watch it alone.
A superbly crafted film. John Carpenter really had me scared! The story isdivided between two main heroines that never meet (Jamie Lee Curtis'character and the other female DJ in the lighthouse) but it's still tenseand scary at times. Some of you have quoted saying it's in the same tone asHitchcock or Poe, but i'd have to say Lovecraft as there are refernces toplaces such as 'Arkham' in the film, and the town is sort-of based onInnsmouth. Carpenter MUST have read at least one H.P.Lovecraft story beforehe set out to direct this amazing film!The ghost lepers were pretty scary - you never see their faces, just theirglowing red eyes or their mangled skeletal hands! And the scene at the endwhere all the characters meet the priest, hide in the church and make afinal defence/stand against the fog ghosts reminded me of Sam Rami's THEEVIL DEAD or the British cult DOG SOLDIERS. I'm surprised this film doesn'trank as one of horror's greats, it truley deserves it! I would highlyrecommend this, along with some hot, sweet popcorn and soda for a greatnight in!!!
This review is from: The Fog (Special Edition) (DVD) Finally! The Fog comes to DVD! The Fog is one of my favorite horror films, and it's great to see it get the full DVD treatment! The plot is simple: On her 100th anniversary, the small hamlet of Antonio Bay is beseiged by a strange fog, cloaking the vengeful ghosts of a murdered leper colony, whose deaths provided the wealth necessary to start the town. Writer/Director John Carpenter gets right to the point, and there isn't a wasted frame of film in this tightly paced chiller. The scene where the men on the fishing boat see the ghost-ship is one of the classic movie creep-outs, and the ending is great. This film really harks back to the old ghost story films of the 40's. The DVD is full-frame on one side, and the widescreen side of the disc has all of the extras, including commentary by Carpenter and co-writer/producer Debra Hill, an old documentary and a made-for-the-DVD documentary, trailers and commercials, posters and print ads, and lots more. (I would have liked to have seen more about the makeup effects for Blake and his crew, but that's just me...) The film transfer is GREAT- The Fog has never looked better, and the colors are lovely and vibrant. I even managed to find an easter egg! On the "Special features" screen, tab up until a pair of glowing eyes appear in the fog- press enter and you'll see a brief (a little under three minutes) music video of behind-the-scenes-footage from the making of the film. Overall, The Fog is a must-have for fans of Ghost stories or John Carpenter. Now lets see Escape From New York and Prince of Darkness get the deluxe treatment.....
What is it with this movie and people's refusal to look at itobjectively and admit, it just isn't all that good? I love Carpenter -Halloween, The Thing, They Live, Escape from New York - the list goeson. But this movie? I just don't get it. Carpenter is so great that heis getting a total pass on this one. There is no forward drive in thenarrative - just a bunch of scenes that don't really feel related toeach other. The scary scenes aren't all that scary and there isn't onecharacter that I give one iota of a s*** about. There is the occasionalwell-crafted, well-lit scene; but of course there is, it's Carpenterand Dean Cundy. Overall I just don't know. Someone help me out here.Why is this movie good?
My all time favorite. I watch it every Halloween. It still gives me goosebumps, especially when they knock on the door of the house where Jamie Lee spends her first night in town. Hal Holbrook is superb as the priest who knows too much. Please release it again, so that I don't have to watch this sorry tape I made from TV any more.
This was a great film that emphasized suspense over gore. There was littleto no violence in the film, and the eerie atmosphere wasexcellent.The acting was great by Jamie Lee Curtis, Adrienne Barbeau, and Curtis'mother Janet Leigh, making for a powerful ensemble cast. Even the ghosts inthe fog were well acted (mostly by the effects people and crew members). The direction was also very well done, and was paced in a way that made theterror gradually rise, and left you at the edge of your seat. The score(done by John Carpenter's own band)was great as well.The one thing that confused me was the reason for the R rating, which wasnot necessary. There was only one scene of any type of gore, which lastedall of a few seconds. The violence was less than most modern films that getPG-13 ratings today, and there was almost no language to speak of. It mighthave been rated R for the terror element of it, but that should not be areason for the rating.Overall, the film was well done and well worth the rental. If you aregetting the movie, get the special edition DVD with all of the specialfeatures, and look out for the easter egg on the special featurespage.
How do you follow up the immensely popular and genre-shifting classic HALLOWEEN? Carpenter could've rushed HALLOWEEN II, but wisely chose THE FOG as his follow-up. Given a much bigger budget than its predecessor, Carpenter gives us some gorgeous scenery, scary scary fog, a haunting score, and a dilly of a ghost story. Adrienne Barbeau has a great voice for an easy listening radio program, and her performance is admirable considering most of it is solo. Jamie Lee seems happy to lose the virginal Laurie and play the floozie-ish role. Janet Leigh, Jamie's famous Psycho mommy, is over the hill in her role as the town's "unofficial" mayor, and offers solid support. Nancy Loomis and Charles Cyphers return from "Halloween" also and Loomis is fun, Cyphers again proves he's only a presence, little more, but he's not in it too long anyway. John Houseman is the perfect ghost story teller; Hal Holbrook, like Leigh, dives into his role with that great actor on vacation role, and the ending will knock your head off!!!!THE FOG is not destined to be the classic HALLOWEEN has become, but it is a frightening film and proved young Carpenter and Debra Hill (his co-writer and producer) knew what they were doing. Unfortunately, the only other real winner for Carpenter is his remake of THE THING. His last movie, GHOST OF MARS, is an atrocity.But sit back and enjoy this with the lights off. You'll never like sea chanties again!
so says jamie lee curtis early on in "the fog" john carpenter's follow up to "halloween".with a little more money and more time to craft the film mr. carpenter gives us the deluxe film ghost story. and much like his hero,john ford, mr.carpenter has his stock company of players that you see in every movie. this ghost story starts as we hear an old man telling stories to kids(john houseman is a great little role that he looks to enjoy). his last story of the night tells how the town was founded after a ship is run into the rocks and sunk after an "unearthly fog" rolled in and a fire on shore lead them astray. later that night, three fisherman sight an old sailing ship and meet very bad endings,and at midnight the whole town goes crazy.the local rev.(hal holbrock,having a ball) finds his greatgrandfathers diary and learns the people 100 years ago wrecked the ship of a leper who had lots of gold and wanted to build a coloney near the town. the town wanted the gold just not the lepers.well the lepers want the gold back and the also want payback for the 100 years under the water. the movie is creepy and very fun to watch(we even get jamie and her mom janet leigh workint together for the first time). as with most of his films the gore is very slight,so if thats what you like stay away, but if great ghost stories and a smart story are your thing you will love it.