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The Fog 1980
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  • John Carpenter
  • February 8, 1980
  • 89 mins
  • English
  • Horror
Lock your doors. Bolt your windows. There's something in THE FOG!
Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses a mystical fire; and hitchhiker Elizabeth discovers the mutilated corpse of a fisherman. Then a mysterious iridescent fog descends upon the village, and more people start to die.

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I like Carpenter but this does nothing for me. Slow and boring. Don't blame it me being the MTV generation. There are many slow films I like but this ain't one. It's well shot. It's not scary at all.

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So I convinced my grandpa that my mom OKed for me to watch it. I was 9 and I had nightmares the next 10 years. That was 9 year old me. Watched it again and pfft... If you passed puberty it will not even give you a chill. A classic and do watch it but that is it. There are far scarier movies from that era...

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I got to see this film at the cinema last night. Another example of "just because it's a classic, doesn't mean it's good". A terrible mess, FULL of plotholes, never scary even for a moment, weak performances from everybody but Adrienne Barbeau and Janet Leigh, at times (physically) painful sound editing..."something moves and makes a loud sound" is NOT horror, it's the cheapest in jump scare clichees. Some of the effects shots of the fog rolling over the landscape looked pretty cool for a low budget late 70s production, everything else is forgettable at best, funny at worst.

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