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The Fog (2005)

PG-13 | | Horror, Mystery | 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.

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Rupert Wainwright

Writers:

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Tom Welling's character, Nick Castle, is named after Nick Castle, the actor who played The Shape in John Carpenter's Halloween (1978). See more »

Goofs

Stevie's car rolls down the hill clockwise. A shot from inside shows it rolling counter-clockwise. At one point, it's about to roll right-side up. In the next shot it's about to roll onto the roof. Seconds later it falls off the cliff front first in a close shot, then rear first in the far shot. See more »

Quotes

Spooner: I got an idea. Why don't you do some work around here and I'll go get the clutch.
Nick Castle: Cause I'm the Skipper, and you're Gilligan.
Spooner: Like that? After all the "we", now I'm just Gilligan. I'm by myself, huh?
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Alternate Versions

Theatrical version 100 min. and unrated version 103 min. See more »

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Features 31 Days of Horror: The Fog (2005) (2011) See more »

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Take Off Your Clothes
Written by Peter Yanowitz (as Pedro Yanowitz) and Chantal Claret
Performed by Morningwood
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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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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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

14 October 2005 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,752,917, 16 October 2005

Gross USA:

$29,550,869

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,201,432
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2.35 : 1
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