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The Fog (1980)

A ghostly fog descends upon a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship was mysteriously sunk in its waters.

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The small fishing town of Antonio Bay is about to celebrate its centennial anniversary, little do the proud townsfolk realise though is that the towns founders built Antonio Bay on the foundations of deceit,murder and theft. Now 100 years later, the ghosts of the past are set to return to take a bloody revenge. Written by Iantjambo

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When the fog rolls in... the terror begins! See more »

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8 February 1980 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,378,000
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Trivia

John Carpenter originally intended to secure the film with a PG rating but ended up with an R rating instead. See more »

Goofs

On board the Sea Grass Nick tells Elizabeth the story of how his father found a "Gold Doubloon, minted in Spain, 1867," on another ghost ship. However, the last Gold Doubloons minted in Spain were in 1849. See more »

Quotes

[on the phone]
Stevie Wayne: You're just a voice on the phone.
Dan O'Bannon: And you're just a voice on the radio. We'd make a perfect couple. You let me take you to dinner tonight, I'll prove it to you.
Stevie Wayne: Sorry, Dan. My idea of perfection is a voice on the phone.
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Reach Out
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Music by Steve Gray
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Creepy Atmosphere
22 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

John Houseman sits around a campfire telling children about the story of a ship that went down near their home Antonio Bay and how the drowned sailors will reappear 100 years to that very night in the fog. It is a wonderful beginning to a very chilling film, directed by the modern horror meister John Carpenter. As with most of his films, Carpenter creates a scary atmosphere through moody settings(the California coastline, a lighthouse, an old Church), relentless mood music as in Halloween, good character acting(Holbrook, Houseman, Curtis, Leigh), and a claustrophobic feeling of something vice-like gripping you. The story has some plot problems, but none enough to detract from the overall enjoyment of the film. Adrienne Barbeau is as lovely as ever in the lead, and the film is credible amidst the background of supernatural actions.


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