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The Fog (2005)

PG-13 | | Horror | 14 October 2005 (USA)
The inhabitants of Antonio Island, off the coast of Oregon, are about to unveil a statue honoring the four men (Castle, Wayne, Williams and Malone) who founded their town in 1871. Nick ... See full summary »

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The inhabitants of Antonio Island, off the coast of Oregon, are about to unveil a statue honoring the four men (Castle, Wayne, Williams and Malone) who founded their town in 1871. Nick Castle is one of the descendants of the men, and owns a fishing charter company, using his vessel, the Seagrass, for tourism. When his girlfriend Elizabeth Williams returns to the island after spending six months in New York, a bizarre series of events begin to occur, including several gruesome deaths and the presence of a mysterious fog. When Elizabeth slips in Nick's boathouse and falls into the sea, she finds an old journal from 1871, written by Patrick Malone, one of the town's founders. It tells how a man named Blake bought half the island for use as a leper colony. While bringing his people to Antonio Island in their clipper ship, the Elizabeth Dane, Blake is betrayed by Castle, Wayne, Williams and Malone. The four men locked Blake and his people in the vessel, stole their money and possessions, ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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fog | island | fishing | journal | oregon | See All (131) »

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Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,752,917 (USA) (14 October 2005)

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$29,511,112 (USA) (18 November 2005)
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The film was green lit by Revolution Studios before the script was written. See more »

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Stevie's car goes into the ocean, yet when she runs up and hugs her son her hair is totally dry even though it doesn't seem like enough time has passed for that to be possible. See more »

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Captain Blake: [as Malone is lowering himself from the Elizabeth Dane, Blake reaches through a porthole and grabs him] Blood for blood!
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Salome's Wish
Written by Jamie Balling, Dan Crombie, Adam Lerner and Jonathan Yang
Performed by The Booda Velvets
Courtesy of Gotham Records
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The biggest disappointment of the Year
16 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was so disappointed about this. When I first heard they were remaking it, I was worried, but gave it every chance to actually be good. It wasn't. Everything that was good in the original was ruined in this one. There was no "atmosphere" to it, it was just a bunch of overly-beautiful WB-age stars thinly acting out a poor script. The whole purpose of the lighthouse and Stevie Wayne was to present this feeling of isolation and loneliness...in the new one, they seem to rarely use the lighthouse at all. There are extra points in the plot that are unnecessary and... and, I can just go on and on. It was just horrible.

Then, I tried looking at it not as a "remake" but just as a regular movie, as though I was seeing the story for the first time. But, you know what: it still sucks. It doesn't capture you. There are a few good scenes and shots, but overall I just kept wondering when it would be over. So much potential with a story and it just didn't work.

Unfortunately, that's Hollywood today. Horror films can be well made at the same time. Maybe they should stop relying so much on picture-perfect actors and corny digital special effects and start focusing more on the story, the characters, the music (Lord, the original score added so much), and just making it entertaining! 3 out of 10.


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