The Fog (1980)
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Country: USA | Director: John Carpenter
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 89mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×720 – 23.976fps – 2.16gb
Audio 2: Commentary with Writer / Director John Carpenter
and Writer / Producer Debra Hill
Audio 3: Commentary with Actors Adrienne Barbeau & Tom Atkins
and Production Designer Tommy Lee Wallace
The Centenary of the small seaside town, Antonio Bay, is approaching. While the townsfolk prepare to celebrate, the victims of a heinous crime that the town’s founding fathers committed rise from the sea to claim retribution. Under cover of the fog, they carry out their vicious attacks, searching for what is rightly theirs.
The Fog is an instant horror classic from the first scene- a salty, old sailor tells a group of young children the true story of a ghostly, wrecked ship. The scene was so simple yet so thrilling that the viewer is hooked (no pun intended) for the rest of the film. The cast is great and the music sets the tone just as it did for Halloween. The best part of the film is that it made no attempt to explain everything away in a hokey horror sense (Why are the bodies returning to life?). Things happen simply because they happen. Much like Night of the Living Dead, the characters are not concerned with why they are in danger, but more concerned with getting out of danger. On a side note, John Carpenter has the best endings of any filmmaker on the market. Just as Halloween and The Thing both ended with a sense of foreboding and silent terror, The Fog ends with style and allows the viewer one final scare.