Starring Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman, Tom Atkins, Hal Holbrook
Atmospheric. Tense. Vapid.
A mysterious, glowing fog has swept in to Californian coastal town, Antonio Bay, on its 100th anniversary, and with it, comes vengeful undead figures, killing whoever gets caught in the fog. Several of the town’s characters attempt to get to the bottom of the strange happenings, with Father Malone (Holbrook) discovering his grandfather’s old journal, revealing the truth of the matter. A beautifully crafted, slow burner, not unlike John Carpenter’s next movie, The Thing, which is a horror masterpiece, but The Fog has less of bite than that film. There are a couple of nice jump scares, but the thrill of the luminous fog is significantly less than that of an alien capable of replicating your peers.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-