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

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John Carpenter
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrienne Barbeau ... Stevie Wayne
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Elizabeth Solley
Janet Leigh ... Kathy Williams
John Houseman ... Mr. Machen
Tom Atkins ... Nick Castle
James Canning ... Dick Baxter
Charles Cyphers ... Dan O'Bannon
Nancy Kyes ... Sandy Fadel (as Nancy Loomis)
Ty Mitchell Ty Mitchell ... Andy Wayne
Hal Holbrook ... Father Malone
John F. Goff ... Al Williams (as John Goff)
George 'Buck' Flower ... Tommy Wallace
Regina Waldon Regina Waldon ... Mrs. Kobritz
Jim Haynie ... Dockmaster
Darrow Igus Darrow Igus ... Mel
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Against the backdrop of spine-chilling stories of drowned mariners and a 100-year-old shipwreck lying on the bottom of the sea, the peaceful community of the coastal town of Antonio Bay, California is making preparations to celebrate its centennial. However--as strange supernatural occurrences blemish the festivities--an impenetrable opaque mist starts to shroud the seaside village, leading to unaccountable disappearances and the spilling of warm bright-red blood. One long century ago, a hideous crime was committed by the town's elders. Now, the restless dead have returned for revenge, demanding justice. Is there something evil lurking in the fog? Written by Nick Riganas

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It is night. It is cold. It is coming. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Although she was known for her television roles, this was the debut cinematic movie of actress Adrienne Barbeau. See more »

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When Nick (at the bar) is on the phone with Stevie telling her about the SeaGrass, there is a cutaway to the lighthouse. To the left you can see a crew member motioning for more fog, and then more fog rolls by him. See more »

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Mr. Machen: 11:55, almost midnight. Enough time for one more story. One more story before 12:00, just to keep us warm. In five minutes, it will be the 21st of April. One hundred years ago on the 21st of April, out in the waters around Spivey Point, a small clipper ship drew toward land. Suddenly, out of the night, the fog rolled in. For a moment, they could see nothing, not a foot in front of them. Then, they saw a light. By God, it was a fire burning on the shore, strong enough to penetrate the swirling ...
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Jazz at the Maltings
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Music by Robert Cornford
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Still creepy after 25 years!
29 November 2002 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"The Fog" has the special place in my heart-it is one of the first horror movies I have ever seen.Everyone knows the plot,so let's concentrate on the other things.First of all the photography by Dean Cundey is absolutely brilliant(Cundey worked together with Carpenter on "Halloween" and "The Thing")."The Fog" certainly delivers some scares-the ghostly sea crew appears as shadows and aren't seen much.Jamie Lee Curtis is perfect as one of the leads and it's nice to see her famous mother,Janet Leigh in the film!All in all if you haven't seen this one check it out as soon as possible.A must-see for horror fans.9 out of 10.


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Carpenter's The Fog See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,565, 28 October 2018

Gross USA:

$21,448,782

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,448,782
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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