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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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Stevie Wayne
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Elizabeth Solley
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Kathy Williams
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Mr. Machen
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Nick Castle
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Dick Baxter
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Dan O'Bannon
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Sandy Fadel (as Nancy Loomis)
Ty Mitchell ...
Andy Wayne
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Father Malone
John F. Goff ...
Al Williams (as John Goff)
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Tommy Wallace
Regina Waldon ...
Mrs. Kobritz
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Dockmaster
Darrow Igus ...
Mel
John Vick ...
Sheriff Simms (as John Vic)
Jim Jacobus ...
Mayor (as Jay Jacobs)
Fred Franklyn ...
Ashcroft
Ric Moreno ...
Ghost
Lee Socks ...
Ghost (as Lee Sacks)
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Ghost (as Tommy Wallace)
Bill Taylor ...
Bartender
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Blake
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Blake (voice)
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Dr. Phibes
Laurie Arent ...
Child
Lindsey Arent ...
Child
Shari Jacoby ...
Child
Christopher Cundey ...
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Grocery Clerk
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Bennett (uncredited)
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Directed by

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John Carpenter

Written by

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John Carpenter ... (written by) and
Debra Hill ... (written by)

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Barry Bernardi ... associate producer
Charles B. Bloch ... executive producer
Pegi Brotman ... associate producer
Debra Hill ... producer

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John Carpenter

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Dean Cundey ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Charles Bornstein
Tommy Lee Wallace

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Joe Woo Jr. ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Tommy Lee Wallace

Art Direction by

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Craig Stearns

Costume Design by

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Stephen Loomis ... (as Steven Loomis)
Bill Whitten

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Rob Bottin ... special makeup
Tina Cassady ... hair stylist
Dante Palmiere ... makeup artist
Edward Ternes ... makeup artist (as Ed Ternes)
Erica Ueland ... makeup artist (as Erica Ulland)
Steve Johnson ... special makeup effects assistant (uncredited)

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Don Behrns ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Larry Franco ... first assistant director (as Larry J. Franco)
James van Wyck ... second assistant director (as James Van Wyck)

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Kathleen Hughes ... props
Randy Moore ... assistant art director (as Charles R. Moore)

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Gregg Barbanell ... supervising sound editor
Joseph F. Brennan ... boom operator (as Joe Brennan)
Craig Felburg ... sound mixer
Ron Horwitz ... supervising sound editor
Bob Minkler ... re-recording mixer
Frank Serafine ... special sound effects
William L. Stevenson ... sound designer: Stevensound Inc. (as William Stevenson)
Richard Tyler ... re-recording mixer (as Dick Tyler)
Ray West ... re-recording mixer
Ken Dufva ... foley artist (uncredited)
Bob Newlan ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Elliot Tyson ... foley mixer (uncredited)

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Richard Albain Jr. ... special effects: A. & A. Special Effects
Rob Bottin ... effects: Blake
Dean Cundey ... effects: Blake
Ron Nary ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

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James F. Liles ... special photographic effects

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James Winburn ... stunt driver (as James Windburn)
Mags Kavanaugh ... stunts (uncredited)

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Scott Buttfield ... electrician (as Scott Butfield)
Tim Doughten ... grip
Steven Fierberg ... electrician (as Steve Fierberg)
Ben Haller ... key grip
Steve Mathis ... best boy electrician
David Michels ... grip (as Dave Michels)
Krishna Rao ... second assistant camera
Dylan Shephard ... best boy (as Dylan Shepherd)
Stephen St. John ... first assistant camera (as Steve St. John)
Raymond Stella ... camera operator / second unit camera
Mark Walthour ... gaffer
Kim Gottlieb ... still photographer (uncredited)
Ben Roscolene ... key grip (uncredited)
John M. Stephens ... assistant camera (uncredited)

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Richard Bloore ... wardrobe master

Music Department

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Jim Cypherd ... music mixer
Bob Walters ... music coordinator (as Bob Walter)
Dan Wyman ... electronic orchestrator / electronic realization

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Donald P. Borchers ... production accountant (as Don Borchers)
Mary Francis Flynn ... production assistant
Alexandra Hawler ... production assistant
Burke Mattsson ... title designer
Steve McMillian ... production assistant
Ed Pine ... unit publicist
Jeanne Rosenberg ... script supervisor
Katy Sweet ... unit publicist
Randy Zook ... production assistant
Ruth Ann Crudup-Brown ... teacher (uncredited)
Mel Epstein ... completion (uncredited)
Peter Lonsdale ... projectionist (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

As the centennial of the small town of Antonio Bay, California approaches, paranormal activity begins to occur at midnight. 100 years ago, the wealthy leper Blake bought the clipper ship Elizabeth Dane and sailed with his people to form a leper colony. However, while sailing through a thick fog, they were deliberately misguided by a campfire onshore, steering the course of the ship toward the light and crashing it against the rocks. While the town's residents prepare to celebrate, the victims of this heinous crime that the town's founders committed rise from the sea to claim retribution. Under cover of the ominous glowing fog, they carry out their vicious attacks, searching for what is rightly theirs. Written by Tim Kretschmann

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Taglines John Carpenter's tale of vengeance beyond the grave... See more »
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Also Known As
  • John Carpenter's The Fog (United States)
  • John Carpenter's The Fog (United Kingdom)
  • Fog (France)
  • The Fog - Nebel des Grauens (Germany)
  • Der Nebel des Grauens (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 89 min
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Budget $1,000,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Although this was essentially a low budget independent movie, John Carpenter chose to shoot the movie in anamorphic widescreen Panavision. This decision gave the movie a grander feel for the viewer so this didn't seem like a low budget horror movie. See more »
Goofs In a few scenes, Dan the local weatherman is tracking the fog bank on his weather radar, and giving reports. Weather radars have never been able to detect fog. Today's most powerful state-of-the-art NEXRAD radars are sensitive enough to detect bugs, birds, and smoke plumes, but still not fog. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Fear on Film: Inside 'The Fog' (1980). See more »
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Quotes 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 mist. They steered a course toward the light. But it was a campfire, like this one. The ship crashed against the rocks, the hull sheared in two, masts snapped like a twig. The wreckage sank, with all the men aboard. At the bottom of the sea, lay the Elizabeth Dane, with her crew, their lungs filled with salt water, their eyes open, staring to the darkness. And above, as suddenly as it come, the fog lifted, receded back across the ocean and never came again. But it is told by the fishermen, and their fathers and grandfathers, that when the fog returns to Antonio Bay, the men at the bottom of the sea, out in the water by Spivey Point will rise up and search for the campfire that led them to their dark, icy death.
[bells ring distantly]
Mr. Machen: 12:00, the 21st of April.
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