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The Fog

November 23, 2010 by admin  
Filed under Fun-movies-horror

The Fog

Horror master John Carpenter offers up a triple treat with “The Fog”: Jamie Lee Curtis, Adrienne Barbeau, and Janet Leigh all in the same movie. As if that weren’t enough, both John Houseman and Hal Holbrook make appearances, each clearly enjoying the novelty of being in a horror flick. “The Fog” opens just before the centennial celebration of the seaside town of Antonio Bay. Then the witching hour strikes, glowing fog rolls in, and all hell breaks loose. Carpenter wrote the script with producer Debra Hill, his collaborator on “Halloween”, and the two know their craft. It’s a creepy story and a tight script, and, as in their previous effort, the audience gets to know the main characters a bit before they’re put in danger. The movie also has a sly sense of humor: “Things seem to happen to me,” says slasher vet Jamie Lee. “I’m bad luck.” Barbeau is also obviously having a great time, sinking her teeth into her role as a frightened disc jockey watching the fog roll in from a lighthouse. “The Fog” offers a few shocks and plenty of good old-fashioned clammy chills. You’ll never look at weather systems the same way again. “–Ali Davis”Horror master John Carpenter offers up a triple treat with The Fog: Jamie Lee Curtis, Adrienne Barbeau, and Janet Leigh all in the same movie. As if that weren’t enough, both John Houseman and Hal Holbrook make appearances, each clearly enjoying the novelty of being in a horror flick. The Fog opens just before the centennial celebration of the seaside town of Antonio Bay. Then the witching hour strikes, glowing fog rolls in, and all hell breaks loose. Carpenter wrote the script with producer Debra Hill, his collaborator on Halloween, and the two know their craft. It’s a creepy story and a tight script, and, as in their previous effort, the audience gets to know the main characters a bit before they’re put in danger. The movie also has a sly sense of humor: “Things seem to happen to me,” says slasher vet Jamie Lee. “I’m bad luck.” Barbeau is also obviously having a great time, sinking her teeth into her role as a frightened disc jockey watching the fog roll in from a lighthouse. The Fog offers a few shocks and plenty of good old-fashioned clammy chills. You’ll never look at weather systems the same way again. –Ali Davis

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