almost 4 years
Still gives a few good scares. Great flick when you are vacationing in the nor-cal coast.
over 4 years
Creepy, atmospheric, and doesn't show too much. Great horror film!
over 6 years
Not John Carpenter's best work. Lacked tension & scares. Kind of cheesy, in a bad way.
over 6 years
Utterly underrated, atmospheric & creepy
All I can say is, Tom Atkins is a motherf***ing pimp daddy.
The Fog is a 1980 horror film directed by John Carpenter, who also co-wrote the screenplay and composed the music for the film. It stars Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins and Janet Leigh. It tells the story of a strange, glowing fog that sweeps in over a small coastal town in California, bringing with it the vengeful ghosts of mariners who were killed in a shipwreck there exactly 100 years earlier.
The Fog was Carpenter's first feature film after the success of his 1978 horror Halloween, which also starred Jamie Lee Curtis. Though not as big a success as Halloween, the film received some good reviews (with a 69% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes) and was also a commercial success. A remake of the film was made in 2005.
The fishing town of Antonio Bay in California is about to celebrate its centennial. With preparations for the celebration underway, the centennial is also marked by a series of ominous events; as the witching hour strikes and the date of the town's...