DIRECTOR: JOHN CARPENTER
CAST: ADRIENNE BARBEAU, JAMIE LEE CURTIS , JANET LEIGH, TOM ATKINS, HAL HOLBROOK
John Carpenter’s first post-Halloween venture into the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired, apocalyptic vein that he would continue to mine in films like The Thing (1982) and Prince of Darkness (1987), The Fog depicts the seaside California town of Antonio Bay in the grips of an ancient curse and a creeping mist. Drenched in malevolent atmosphere and packing an ensemble cast that includes Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins, and the mother-daughter duo of Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis, this is Carpenter at his ingenious, chilling best, servicing a contemporary taste for gore while simultaneously evoking the spirit of Val Lewton. Out of theatrical release for years due to faded prints, The Fog can now be viewed as it was always intended with the restoration of its breathtaking color cinematography by Dean Cundey, who deftly captured both the daylight beauty of the Point Reyes shore and the ghostly goings-on after dark.
New 4K restoration by StudioCanal. A Rialto Pictures release.