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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 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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Maggie Grace and Rade Serbedzija would later star together again in _Taken 2_ (2012) but they have no scenes together in that movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Stevie Wayne: Somebody please beam me out of here.
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In loving memory Debra Hill See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in Torchwood: Out of Time (2006) See more »

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Sugar, We're Goin' Down
Written by Pete Wentz (as Peter Wentz), Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman and Andrew Hurley
Performed by Fall Out Boy
Courtesy of the Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Watch the news-it's scarier
27 October 2005 | by thisissheSee all my reviews

John Carpenter's name is synonymous with horror films. A few films were not well received, but he's gone on to develop a cult status. His movie The Fog was not considered a huge hit, but has become near and dear to many horror film lovers bloody hearts. So when it was announced that it was part of the rampage of remakes and sequels, half of those who heard rejoiced. They expected that better effects could make the film scarier. The other half of horror-files just shook their heads, expecting another disaster in film. What could a bigger budget and new hot young actors do to freshen it up? Would a bad episode of the Weather Channel really scare a new generation? I was one of the ones shaking my head, skeptical, but I gave it a shot.

Two of television's young actors, Tom Wellington from Smallville, and Maggie Grace from Lost, star in this unnecessary update. The film tries to fill seats with promised SSA( Scares, Screams and Sex Appeal)- obvious from the quick cut trailer which shows typical horror shots AND a low shot of Maggie Grace in her underwear. The promises are never fulfilled. The remake keeps the same plot of the first movie. Apparently somewhere in Antonio Bay's history people have been wronged. Unhappy and looking for revenge, these people come back in the Fog around the town's anniversary. For some reason the film forgets to add the part which makes the audience care about the characters. You don't care if the living out run the Fog or not. With scary and prophetic statements like "It came back from the sea….things always do" this movie provokes eye rolling and incredulous looks every five minutes.

Nothing in this movie made it redeemable. Trying to add comedy, DeRay Davis, as Spooner, is just confusing. At the same time makes one wonder why he's the only person who isn't white in the entire town. The only way that anyone should sit through this movie is if it's being used as a form of torture. I recommend you tell them what they want to know and forgo the pain. I wish I had. Leaving a horror film shocked or scared out of your wits is a desired effect. What The Fog leaves you with is scary- you've just wasted over an hour of your life watching a needless remake.


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