The Fog is a very underrated film in my opinion and I'd put it in 2nd place, behind Halloween of course, as far as John Carpenter movies go. The opening scene sets the creepy tone for the rest of the film. You can't beat that foggy, murky looking atmosphere of the nighttime scenes, with hands and weapons reaching out from the fog to kill the living. My only complaint is the bloodlessness of the film. We should have had a real gore fest here. They were pirates, right? Still, we get Barbeau and Jamie Lee in the same film, so that's reason enough to own this classic 80's film. Technically, it wasn't the fog that was killing 'em, it was what lurked within. You just can't fuck over a bunch of pirates and hope to get away with it forever. Hal Holbrook plays the priest with a secret convincingly. Why was there never a sequel? Hell, you could dredge up enough dead pirate stories to fill a dozen movies I'm sure. A movie that makes the most of dry ice and its cast's talent.