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The Fog (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Horror  |  14 October 2005 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aunt Connie
Jonathon Young ...
R. Nelson Brown ...
Machen (as Rnelsonbrown)
Founding Father Patrick Malone
Douglas Arthurs ...
Founding Father David Williams (as Douglas H. Arthurs)
Yves Cameron ...
Founding Father Richard Wayne
Charles Andre ...
Founding Father Norman Castle (as Charles André)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 October 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$105,060 (Argentina) (17 March 2006)

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Did You Know?


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 »


When Nick picks up Elizabeth hitchhiking on the side of the road, he sees her in his rear-view mirror. A minute later, when they're kissing inside the truck, the mirror is gone. See more »


[repeated line]
Captain Blake: Elizabeth...
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17 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The worst movie I have ever seen (so far)! It deserves a "1," but I'm saving "1" for the movies they make when I'm 70 years old.

I wasn't expecting much but I thought "at least it will have a few scary parts to grab me." WRONG! As far as I could tell NO ONE in the theatre was scared ONCE -- not even those teen girl screamers that are always at horror flicks. I think everyone was CONFUSED, not scared -- Why the two love interests for Nick? Why was Elizabeth envisioning the past? Why did no one comment on the one guy's face ROTTING? Why did no one care the priest was drunk all the time? Why did it matter that the statue was made incorrectly? Why did the ghosts resort to using GRAFFITI? (and why did they use what looked like paint?)

WHY? WHY? WHY DID I PAY MONEY TO SEE THIS? Instead of paying for this, ask an eight-year-old, heck, make it a seven-year old to tell you a scary story. I GUARANTEE he or she will come up with a better plot, more realistic characters, and scarier scenes than this piece of garbage!

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