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The Fog (1980)

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An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Stevie Wayne
... Elizabeth Solley
... Kathy Williams
... Mr. Machen
... Nick Castle
... Dick Baxter
... Dan O'Bannon
... Sandy Fadel (as Nancy Loomis)
Ty Mitchell ... Andy Wayne
... Father Malone
John F. Goff ... Al Williams (as John Goff)
... Tommy Wallace
Regina Waldon ... Mrs. Kobritz
... Dockmaster
Darrow Igus ... Mel
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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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The journal's last page that Father Malone (Hal Holbrook) read when he finds it in the wall says: "April 30 - Midnight 'til one belong to the dead. Good Lord deliver us". It's a reference for Walpurgis Night, a pagan feast which happens in the night between April 30 and May 1. See more »

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A Ford Country squire station wagon has its headlight doors open, which would be true if the lights were on, but they are not. For no apparent reason, in the next scene, the headlight doors are closed. See more »

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Father Malone: Why not six, Blake? Why not me?
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Music by Robert Cornford
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A rare real scary movie.
14 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

"The Fog" is one of the very few real scary movies. For some reason phones that begin ringing on their own and car alarms that go off without any reason, is still much more scarier than a CGI-ghost appearing out of a wall. John Carpenter has always been a master in creating scary, creepy scene's with minimal resources but maximum scare. If you also liked this movies, I also recommend "In the Mouth of Madness" to you, a criminally underrated horror masterpiece, also directed by John Carpenter.

The movie has a good and original creepy story with awesome ghostly figures and gore, without any blood. It is notable that this movie had a low budget which works perfectly for the dark, depressing atmosphere. The movie is quite short and because of that the movie feels 'incomplete', if like not all of the events are covered in the story, this is also due to the fact that the movie has an open ending of course like almost every horror movie has. For some reason, because of this 'incomplete' feeling the movie feels even creepier.

The movie has some good actors in it. Remember this movie was made back in the days when it still was OK for well known actors to appear in horror movies. Present day, only young unknown actors seem to appear in horror movies. This movie stars; Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh ("Psycho") and Hal Holbrook. Not the worlds worst actors if you ask me. It's especially amazing that all of those three are in this one movie, considering the low budget of the movie.

This movie is perfect in what it tries to achieve. It creates a perfect horror atmosphere, with a typical creepy musical score by John Carpenter himself and has some good creepy moments in it. This is one of the rare real scary movies ever made. "The Fog" is an unique and original horror movie and sadly, horror movies like this will never be made again.

10/10

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