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The Fog (2005)

PG-13 | | Horror | 14 October 2005 (USA)
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A thick mist full of vengeful spirits haunts a prosperous island town off the coast of Oregon, as its inhabitants try to learn their town's dark secret in order to stop it.

Director:

Rupert Wainwright

Writers:

Cooper Layne (screenplay), John Carpenter | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Welling ... Nick Castle
Maggie Grace ... Elizabeth Williams
Selma Blair ... Stevie Wayne
DeRay Davis ... Spooner
Kenneth Welsh ... Tom Malone
Adrian Hough ... Father Malone
Sara Botsford ... Kathy Williams
Cole Heppell ... Andy Wayne
Mary Black ... Aunt Connie
Jonathon Young ... Dan The Weatherman
R. Nelson Brown ... Machen (as Rnelsonbrown)
Christian Bocher ... Founding Father Patrick Malone
Douglas Arthurs ... Founding Father David Williams (as Douglas H. Arthurs)
Yves Cameron Yves Cameron ... Founding Father Richard Wayne
Charles Andre Charles Andre ... Founding Father Norman Castle (as Charles André)
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Storyline

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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Their PAST Has Come Back To HAUNT THEM See more »

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror en la niebla See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,752,917, 16 October 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,511,112, 20 November 2005
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| (unrated)

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In this version Elizabeth is the daughter of the town official. In the earlier version these characters were played by real life mother and daughter Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis. However, in that version their characters are not connected and only share one scene and never speak to each other on screen. See more »

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Elizabeth notes on the photographs that "something happened" in 1871, and the town sprung up from a few shacks to a thriving community. Elizabeth's photos predate 1871. Many Western US towns started as collections of shacks around springs, mines, or railroads. The "founding" could be the day a collection of shacks became a formal town. See more »

Quotes

Stevie Wayne: Now, what kind of fog moves against the wind?
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In loving memory Debra Hill See more »

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Featured in Feeling the Effects of 'The Fog' (2006) See more »

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Nighttime
Written by Jessica Peters
Performed by Petracovich
Courtesy of Red Buttons Records
By Arrangement with Zync Music, Inc.
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This movie is really good if you're a complete moron
17 October 2005 | by holder_MDSee all my reviews

Allow me to save you $8 by offering something you can do at home that is just as entertaining as watching this movie. Go get a load of whites and throw it in your dryer. Now, add in one red sock. (Make sure everything's dry so you don't end up with a bunch of pink laundry.) Now, hopefully you have the kind of dryer that has the clear window in front. If you do, start the load and watch the laundry spin around. Every time you see the red sock pretend to be scared.

That's it. That's the equivalent to seeing this movie. As entertaining as watching your laundry dry and every bit as scary as a red sock.

Others have already punched all the holes in the plot (or complete lack thereof) that are necessary. I won't beat that dead horse. As mentioned, the acting was completely mailed in. The CGI was hokey, stilted and throw in in a lot of scenes unnecessarily. This wasn't just a really bad movie, this was a really bad horror movie. Most horror movies these days suck to one degree or another, but this moving distinguishes itself as being among the worst of the worst. Seriously, save yourself the time and energy and steer clear of The Fog. I haven't seen a horror movie this bad since I saw the remake of The Haunting.


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