Film Reviews, Short Review

The Fog (1980)

3/4

After the massive breakthrough success of Halloween, John Carpenter’s next film was The Fog, more of an old-school ghost story, with empty ships, hidden pasts, and well, a fog. It has dated, but in a rather charming way: there is a strong atmosphere and even if the film isn’t especially scary it’s still an expertly-crafted film. Carpenter’s skills as a director are certainly not in doubt here, elevating material that would have been schlocky and overcooked in a lesser director’s hands to a solid if unspectacular horror film.

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