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The Fog (1980)

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Synopsis

A weather-beaten old fisherman tells an ancient tale of betrayal and death to fascinated children as they huddle together by their campfire. As a piece of driftwood in a child's hand glows with spectral light an eerie fog envelops the bay, and from it's midst emerge dripping demonic victims of a century old shipwreck...seeking revenge against a small California coastal town.

Cast

  • Adrienne Barbeau
  • Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Janet Leigh
  • John Houseman
  • Tom Atkins
  • James Canning
  • Charles Cyphers
  • Nancy Kyes
  • Ty Mitchell
  • Hal Holbrook

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Kurt Russell was offered a role.
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Goofs

  • When the fog cuts the telephone communication between KAB and the sheriff, the lines shown as being cut are actually the power lines, not the telephone cable.
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Quotes

    • Kathy Williams: Sandy, you're the only person I know who can make "Yes, Ma'am" sound like "screw you".
    • Sandy Fadel: Yes, Ma'am.
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Metacritic

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The Fog is encouraging because it contains another demonstration of Carpenter's considerable directing talents. He picked the wrong story, I think, but he directs it with a flourish. This isn't a great movie but it does show great promise from Carpenter.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
80

Ghoulish, tense and utterly fantastical, John Carpenter's tale of shipwrecked spectres squelching their way through a fluorescent fog to wreak vengeance on a seaside town is a classic campfire yarn.

Metacritic review by Will Lawrence
Will Lawrence
Empire