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Adrienne Barbeau Adrienne Barbeau
Stevie Wayne
Jamie Lee Curtis Jamie Lee Curtis
Elizabeth Solley
Janet Leigh Janet Leigh
Kathy Williams
John Houseman John Houseman
Mr. Machen
Tom Atkins Tom Atkins
Nick Castle
James Canning James Canning
Dick Baxter
Charles Cyphers Charles Cyphers
Dan O'Bannon
Nancy Kyes Nancy Kyes
Sandy Fadel


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John Carpenter John Carpenter
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Debra Hill Debra Hill
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A good movie

5 years, 6 months ago at Apr 19 7:42
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Since I have a weak spot for John Carpenter’s movies, I definitely had to watch this flick at some point. Back then, Carpenter was at the top of his career and all the movies he directed at the time became some classics. This one came after 'Halloween' and before 'Escape from New York' and it must be his most spooky movie. According to Roger Ebert, the fog was a disappointing villain but I don't... read more
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A Northern California fishing town, built 100 years ago over an old leper colony, is the target for revenge by a killer fog containing zombie-like ghosts seeking revenge for their deaths.
Release date: 8 February 1980
UPC: 027616878120
Tags: Horror (20), 1980 (9), Fog (8), 1980s (6), Mystery (6), Revenge (6), Ghost (5), Ghosts (5), Supernatural (4), Ship (3), Thriller (3), John Carpenter (3), Gothic (2), Psychotronic (2), California (2), Sea (2), Electronic Music Score (1), Colour (1), Sword (1), Leper (1)
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"02.10. DVD, 1st viewing DIRECTED BY John Carpenter Should be as highly regarded as the other Carpenter classics, because it is a goddamn awesome film. Although I might've preferred it, if the villain were just the fog and it didn't manifest as some creepy dudes with sharp objects. But the film is classy as hell anyway. Kind of reminded me of the Lovecraft story "The Colour Out of Space". "


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" This is probably the last really good old-fashioned ghost story before the horror genre drowned totally in serial killers and supernatural boogeymen who hunt down virgins. The great John Houseman sets the style at the beginning with his scary campfire tale and from that moment I'm hooked together with the great atmospheric music from John Carpenter. The fog (smoke machine) help giving the film a dream-like and creepy force on it's own. It is an underrated John Carpenter movie that is a lot bett"


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"24/7/17 John Carpenter's creepy ghost story about a small coastal town that gets engulfed in a fog, bringing with it the spirits of a pirate ship. A master class in how to make a scary movie, with Carpenter refusing to go for cheap thrills and graphic gore, instead of leaving it up to the imagination. If you can get over just how quickly Jamie Lee Curtis and Tom Atkins gets together, this is a terrific chiller."


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