The Fog R

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: October 4, 2005
  • Originally Released: 1980
  • Label: MGM
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Mono - English, French
    • Subtitles - English - Closed Captioning
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Outtakes
    • Comparisons: Film-to-Storyboard Comparison
    • Audio Commentary: John Carpenter - Director, Debra Hill - Screenwriter
    • Documentary:
      1. Original 1980 Documentary
      2. New Documentary
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Galleries: Advertising Gallery

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh76%

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Total Count: 55

Upright64%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 49,390
A movie that provides all the cheap thrills any scary movie aficionado would want, without blatant sexism. Full Review
Sojourner
Aug 14, 2019
Rating: 4.5/5 -- The Fog feels like a ghost story being told around a fire. The kind where you lean in slightly, put your chin on your hands and find yourself lost in the tale. Full Review
Smash Cut Reviews
Aug 2, 2019
...[A] well-made suspenser....John Carpenter demonstrates he has a finger right on the pulse of today's film-going public...
Variety
Jan 16, 1980
THE FOG has more beautifully haunting images than ten likeminded ghost stories -- sights of supernatural menace and communal terror that, upon its 1980 release, fully confirmed John Carpenter's status...
A.V. Club
Jul 31, 2013
The Fog is a wonderfully atmospheric and creepily ominous supernatural horror which gradually builds up a palpable air of tension and terror Full Review
Backseat Mafia
Oct 29, 2018
Rating: 4/5 -- Let's just hope that your theater and your town don't have any dark secrets that may be carried in along with The Fog. Full Review
FanboyNation.com
Oct 29, 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. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Oct 24, 2018

Product Description:

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 revenge 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.

Plot Synopsis:

As Antonio Bay celebrates its 100th anniversary, an old tale of a shipwreck comes horrifyingly real as its victims come out of the thick fog wreaking revenge on the inhabitants of the small town.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: February 8, 1980.
  • Filmed in Inverness, California.
  • The coroner's name is Dr. Phibes, which is another homage from director John Carpenter to the Hammer Studios, which produced a horror film called THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES starring Vincent Price.

    Adrienne Barbeau was married to John Carpenter at the time of filming.

    John Carpenter's band, The Coupe De Villes, plays a song in the beginning of the film.

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  • Sales Rank: 264
  • UPC: 027616124821
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