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The Fog -- According to legend, six sailors killed when shipwrecked 100 years ago in Antonio Bay, California, will rise to avenge their deaths when a strange glowing fog appears. The town is commemorating the centenary of the shipwreck and Father Malone discovers that the ship was wrecked by six founder fathers of the town. The vengeance of their victims will be the death of six people.
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Director:
Writers:
John Carpenter (written by) and
Debra Hill (written by)
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Release Date:
8 February 1980 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
What you can't see won't hurt you... it'll kill you! See more »
Plot:
Legend says that Antonio Bay was built in 1880 with blood money obtained from shipwrecked lepers but no one believes it. On the eve of the town's centennial many plan to attend the celebrations, including the murdered lepers. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A film that is truly terrifying?!? …It exists and it's named `the Fog' See more (331 total) »


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Also Known As:
"John Carpenter's The Fog" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
89 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:AA (Ontario) (original rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:PG (Ontario) (re-rating) (2002) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-16 | France:-12 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:15 | Italy:T | Netherlands:16 | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Spain:13 (original rating) | Spain:12 (re-rating) (2010) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | USA:R (certificate #25792) | West Germany:16 (f)

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Adrienne Barbeau patterned her voice after Alison Steele, who was a female disc jockey from the 1960's who was known as the Nightbird.See more »
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Continuity: When Stevie hears the driftwood speak in her studio, it is 5:35. When it bursts into flames and she starts to put the fire out, it is 5:40. When she is done, it is 5:35 again.See more »
Quotes:
Stevie Wayne:[speaking into phone] Dan, where's the fog now?
Dan O'Bannon:It should be right outside my front door now.
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Referenced in Feeling the Effects of 'The Fog' (2006) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lap OneSee more »

91 out of 120 people found the following review useful.
A film that is truly terrifying?!? …It exists and it's named `the Fog', 29 April 2004
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

A solid, powerful story…slowly developing and photographed with a unique sense for tension. THAT is `The Fog'. This story will leave a big impression on you and it's easily John Carpenter's best and most effective horror film. His most underrated as well, since people always refer to `Halloween' and `The Thing' when listing his best accomplishments as a director. Personally, I think The Fog is much more haunting and fascinating than these two, and it's one of the very few films that still scares me after all these years. Uniquely set in a small coast-town called Antonio Bay, where the inhabitants are preparing the celebrations for the town's hundredth anniversary. Only, they do not know that the genesis of their town went together with a devilish conspiracy, resulting in the unfortunate death of many seamen. These doomed victims rise again now, suddenly appearing from mysterious fogbanks that come from the ocean. If you're – like me - a sucker for ghostly myths set in abandoned surrounding, The Fog will be one of your most satisfying purchases ever. Carpenter brilliantly builds up an unbearable tension through simple methods, like long shots of an isolated countryside and a chilling musical score (not as famous as his `Halloween' score but equally effective). The bloodshed and images of cold-hearted monsters are kept to a minimum in order to leave it up to your own imagination. And for once, this actually works! The detailed sequences in which the town gets surrounded by an inescapable fog is more than horrific enough. Forget about all the overblown, big-budgeted and so-called `horrifying' films… This little, overlooked production scares the hell out of people since more than 20 years already. And it'll keep on doing so for yet another very long time!

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