The Fog Original (1980)
Directed by John Carpenter
Written by John Carpenter & Debra Hill
Starring: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh & Hal Holbrook
With all the horror films I watch, I sometimes forget how frightening something as simplistic as a shadow emerging from the fog can be and yet, you’ll find a few moments of these here in The Fog and each time, as the sailor’s ghosts lurk towards these unsuspecting poor souls, they’re as effective and chilling as they were the first time – Now, this is what makes The Fog so effective – John Carpenter’s understanding of horror and how he chooses to wonderfully build the mood and suck the audience into the worlds he establishes.
The setting of The Fog - Antonio Bay, California – feels surprisingly intimate and despite the fact that horrors come in the dead of the night