THE FOG: Director John Carpenter creates an old-fashioned campfire ghost story with THE FOG. Antonio Bay, a quaint, small seaside town is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding. That night a heavy, mysterious fog rolls through the town and people begin to die in savage ways. Rumors of a secret as old as the town begin to surface, and the people of Antonio Bay realize they are victims of long-dead sailors who have come to avenge their own murders at the hands of the town's founding fathers. The townspeople can only wait for the fog to roll in and pray that they are not the next to die...
Carpenter creates a chilling film with THE FOG and gets fine performances out of Adrienne Barbeau, Hal Holbrook, and the fog itself, which creeps and crawls around as if it were alive. The film elicits its scares out of what is not seen rather than what is, and Carpenter exploits that style perfectly. Vague shapes move within the fog, while strange noises heard in the distance grow louder, and no one can say exactly what they are up against. THE FOG is one of Carpenter's earlier films and helped to establish his reputation as a master filmmaker.
THE AMITYVILLE HORROR: A real-life haunted house becomes a front-page story in this tale of a family whose Long Island dream home becomes an oozing, horrific nightmare. The brutal murder of six people just a year before causes the new tenants some restless nights, to say the least! Based on the "nonfiction" book by Jay Anson. Academy Award nominations: Best Original Score.
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