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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Fog (1980)

As a small coastal California town prepares for its 100th anniversary, an ominous fog rolls in and strange occurrences come to pass including the slaughter of three men on a fishing trawler. The victims of a 100 year old murder conspiracy have come back for revenge! My one movie concession for this Halloween is John Carpenter's follow up to his 1978 smash, HALLOWEEN. It's an atmospheric, eerie ghost story with just the right amount of scares without the violence taking center stage. A slasher movie it's not and that's fine with me. I still think it's Carpenter's best film. The director of cinematography Dean Cundey's (APOLLO 13) wide screen lensing has given it a much richer look than its $1,000,000 budget would suggest, the Point Reyes locations in California look terrific and Carpenter's edgy synthesizer score contributes to the film's tension. A neat, efficient gem of a horror film. The strong cast includes Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Hal Holbrook, John Houseman, Tom Atkins and Nancy Loomis.

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