You saw the headline and thought "Man, I hope he means the original flick and not the lightweight, insipid, and instantly forgettable remake that came out a few year ago." To which I would respond: "Uh, yes. I absolutely adore John Carpenter's The Fog (warts and all), and I happen to think it's one of his most effective films, although he'd almost certainly disagree with me." It probably has a lot to do with the fact that The Fog scared the living boogers out of me as a 12-year-old, but even as a grown-up and seasoned film "analyzer," I still say there's a lot to like here: The cast, the score, the gloomy mood, and the icky monsters.

After the jump: the slightly spoilery and rather clunky theatrical trailer. Still fun though.

categories Horror