From the FANGORIA Vault: John Carpenter’s “THE FOG”
There’s nothing strange about seeing bad weather this time of year, but here at the Fango archives, bad weather is the least of our troubles. Therefore, it’s only fitting that we find ourselves knee deep in rare photos from one of John Carpenter’s most atmospheric chillers, THE FOG!
Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins, Janet Leigh and Hal Holbrook, THE FOG is Carpenter’s seminal “ghost story” film, driven by deliberate, classically informed pacing and restrained performances that allows the entities of the titular presence to be both deadly and oblique. The mythology of the film is revealed with patient finesse and the creep factor resonates with effective predictability, a hallmark of Carpenter’s high concept mentality meeting his slow-reveal aesthetics. It may not be the most memorable Carpenter film, especially considering the flashiness of his more effects-driven fare, but I’ll be damned if it’s not Carpenter at his creepiest.
Luckily, we stumbled on some shots of THE FOG highlighting Carpenter at his most hands-on, as well as its cast and the scope of the film’s portrayal of their terrifying antagonists. So take a deep breath and submerge yourself into these rare stills from THE FOG!