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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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Machen (as Rnelsonbrown)
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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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During early development, Julia Stiles expressed interest in the role of Elizabeth. The screenplay was subsequently tailored, the character matured, and the role expanded. When Stiles did not come aboard, Maggie Grace was immediately cast, and the character of Elizabeth was rewritten to be younger and more innocent than in previous drafts. See more »

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While in the hospital, Elizabeth pulls back the sheet covering Sean. When the sheet is pulled back, you see his throat move as he swallows. See more »

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Father Malone: We're the children of murderers. All of us. Wayne, Castle, Williams, Malone...
Kathy Williams: But we haven't done anything.
Spooner: Yeah, keep my father out of this. We from Chicago.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Curse of the Cannibal Confederates (2010) See more »

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Feels Just Like It Should
Written by Jay Kay (as Jason Kay), Derrick McKenzie, Matt Johnson, Sola Akingbola and Rob Harris
Performed by Jamiroquai
Courtesy of Epic Records/Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
(Played on the radio station during the cut to the boat party scene)
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Kill me now and save me from trash like this...
1 November 2005 | by (Greenwich, CT) – See all my reviews

I recently saw THE FOG and then read a lot of the reviews posted on IMDb about it. In my opinion, you people are being TOO easy on it. Can you rate anything BELOW a 1? Can I give a NEGATIVE rating to this film? And most of all, I'm writing Revolution Studios and demanding my money back. When you pay money to see something in a theater, I feel that there is a mutual and unspoken guarantee from the studio releasing it that the film will, at the very least, resemble something that LOOKS as if it were made by a group of people who know something about film-making. After seeing this, I would have to seriously question whether or not Rupert Wainwright has ever actually seen a film or if he's just going by what other people have told him ("Hey, Rupert, movies are really cool! You use this thing called a camera and it records people doing neat stuff! Doesn't that sound interesting?").

I don't need to be insulted like this. The original FOG was a good, solid piece of horror film-making that generated its scares by making the most of a small budget along with great music and decent effects. The new one is a poop stain on the remake underbelly that Hollywood has chosen to embrace. I don't just hate this movie, I LOATHE it. I loathe it and everything that it stands for because what it stands for is taking your money and then kicking you in the balls.


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