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The Fog (1980)
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The Fog (1980) The centennial of the small town of Antonio Bay, California has finally arrived. However, the events of 100 years ago are about to come back to haunt the town, because a conspiracy of the town's founders resulted in the deaths of several lepers in a shipwreck. The conspirators had planned to lure the lepers' ship towards the rocks so that it would sink, and they could recover the cargo of gold and use it to pay for building the town. The sinister plot succeeded when a fog rolled in, blinding the crew, and forcing them to follow the false fire on shore. Now the ghosts of the Elizabeth Dane's crew are back - and so is the fog that led them to their doom. Only now, it conceals and protects the ghosts of the crew, as they seek their revenge on the residents of Antonio Bay...

Movie Tagline:
What you can't see won't hurt you... it'll kill you!

Also Known As:
John Carpenter's The Fog

Title: Fog, The
Release Date: February 08, 1980
Runtime: 89 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.8
Buried.com Rating: 7.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With F

MPAA Rating: R

John Carpenter

Adrienne Barbeau ...Stevie Wayne
Jamie Lee Curtis ...Elizabeth Solley
Janet Leigh ...Kathy Williams
John Houseman ...Mr. Machen
Tom Atkins ...Nick Castle
James Canning ...Dick Baxter
Charles Cyphers ...Dan O'Bannon
Nancy Kyes ...Sandy Fadel (as Nancy Loomis)
Ty Mitchell ...Andy
Hal Holbrook ...Father Malone
John F. Goff ...Al Williams (as John Goff)
George 'Buck' Flower ...Tommy Wallace
Regina Waldon ...Mrs. Kobritz
Jim Haynie ...Dockmaster
Darrow Igus ...Mel
John Vick ...Sheriff Simms (as John Vic)
Jim Jacobus ...Mayor (as Jay Jacobs)
Fred Franklyn ...Ashcroft
Ric Moreno ...Ghost
Lee Socks ...Ghost (as Lee Sacks)
Tommy Lee Wallace ...Ghost (as Tommy Wallace)
Bill Taylor ...Bartender
Rob Bottin ...Blake
Charles Nicklin ...Blake (voice)
Darwin Joston ...Dr. Phibes
Laurie Arent ...Child
Lindsey Arent ...Child
Shari Jacoby ...Child
Christopher Cundey ...Child
John Strobel ...Grocery Clerk

» [more cast members]

Barry Bernardi
Charles B. Bloch
Pegi Brotman
Debra Hill

John Carpenter
Debra Hill
Edgar Allan Poe

John Carpenter

More Movie Taglines:
  • What you can't see won't hurt you... it'll kill you!
  • Lock your doors. Bolt your windows. There's something in THE FOG!
  • When the fog rolls in... the terror begins!
  • It is night. It is cold. It is coming.
  • JOHN CARPENTER, who startled the world with "Halloween," now brings you the ultimate experience in terror.
Movie Quote(s):
  • Kathy Williams: Sandy, you're the only person I know who can make "Yes, Ma'am" sound like "screw you". Sandy Fadel: Yes, Ma'am.
  • [referring to Stevie Wayne's voice on the radio] Al Williams: Boy, would I like to meet her. Dick Baxter: I saw her in the supermarket once. Al Williams: Yeah? Dick Baxter: You *would* like to meet her.
  • [on the phone] Stevie Wayne: You're just a voice on the phone. Dan O'Bannon: And you're just a voice on the radio. We'd make a perfect couple. You let me take you to dinner tonight, I'll prove it to you. Stevie Wayne: Sorry, Dan. My idea of perfection is a voice on the phone.
  • Father Malone: Why not six, Blake? Why not me?
  • Father Malone: [reading from Patrick Malone's journal] "December 9: Met with Blake this evening for the first time. He stood in the shadows to prevent me from getting a clear look at his face. What a vile disease this is. He is a rich man with a cursed condition, but this does not prevent him from trying to better his situation and that of his comrades at the colony. December 11: Blake's proposition is simple, He wants to move off Tanzier Island and re-locate the entire colony just north of here. He has purchased a clipper ship called the Elizabeth Dane with part of his fortune and asks only for permission to settle here. I must balance my feelings of mercy and compassion for this poor man, with my revulsion at the thought of a leper colony only a mile distant. April 20: The six of us met tonight. From midnight until one o'clock, we planned the death of Blake and his comrades. I tell myself that Blake's gold will allow the church to be built, and our small settlement to become a township, but it does not soothe the horror that I feel being an accomplice to murder. April 21: The deed is done. Blake followed our false fire on shore and the ship broke apart on the rocks off Spivey Point. We were aided by an unearthly fog that rolled in, as if Heaven sent, although God had no part in our actions tonight. Blake's gold will be recovered tomorrow, but may the Lord forgive us for what we've done." I couldn't read any further. Sandy Fadel: You're grandfather had a way with words. Father Malone: The celebration tonight is a travesty. We're honoring murderers.
Movie Trivia:
  • The band mentioned on the radio near the beginning is "The Coupe DeVilles", which features director John Carpenter.
  • Director Trademark: [John Carpenter] [names] Characters Nick Castle, Dan O'Bannon, Tommy Wallace are all named after Carpenter's real-life collaborators.
  • Director Trademark: [John Carpenter] [names] characters named after cast and crew of Carpenter's previous film Halloween (1978).
  • Bennett, the character, played by John Carpenter, is named after Carpenter's friend Bennett Tramer. They went to USC (University of Southern California) together.
  • Dr. Phibes, the name of the coroner played by Darwin Joston, is an in-joke reference to Dr. Anton Phibes, the character played by Vincent Price in the horror film The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) and its sequel Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972).
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