The Fog (1980)- Instant Horror Film

The Fog (1980)- Instant Horror Film

  • Release Date:  1980
  • Genre:  Supernatural Power
  • Cast and Crew: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman, James Canning, Tom Atkins, Charles Cyphers, Nancy Kyes, Hal Holbrook, Ty Mitchell, Hal Holbrook, Darrow Igus, John F. Goff, Regina Waldon
  • Director:  John Carpenter
  • Screenwriter:  Debra Hill, John Carpenter

The Fog (1980)Rating:

  • Dylan = 8 / 10;
  • Raoul = 6.5 / 10;
  • Andrew = 9 / 10;

The Fog (1980) Synopsis:

Exactly a hundred years after the deaths of six sailors, the city of Antonio Bay find itself prey to a glowing fog that will soon proves to be filled with hostile zombies.

The Fog (1980) Review:

The Fog is one of the many classics by the master of horror John Carpenter, maybe not the best, but far from the worst too. It tells the life of a quiet coastal town, whose inhabitants prepare to celebrate the city’s 100th birthday. The usual characters of an American movie from the ’70s are here, including the mayor, the radio woman, etc…  In that, the story itself resembles so many other horror films from the same period (for some reason, it resemble Stephen King’s inspired movie, which is also always located in little American town)

As for the horror aspect of it, the idea of the fog is an interesting and unusual one. The dead sailors, a mix between ghosts and zombies, are simply here to flesh out the action because the real star of the show here is the fog itself. Watching it slowly cover the city and enter houses and cabin is both stressful and suspenseful. The Fog is, in my opinion, one of the best illustrations of the genius of John Carpenter as a horror movie director.

A really pleasant and easy watch for every horror lovers, and a must-see for Carpenter’s fans. This movie is also an instant horror type and worth watching.


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