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John Carpenter's The Fog 4K in theaters this Halloween

7 days agoby: Mike Sprague

Well, this is getting kind of ridiculous at this point. But today it looks like we have another classic horror movie getting the 4K treatment. Just yesterday, we let you guys know that Sam Raimi's EVIL DEAD and Lucio Fulci's ZOMBIE were getting killer new editions, and earlier this week it was John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN.

And today we have word that New York-based Rialto Pictures will release John Carpenter’s landmark horror movie THE FOG in a full 4K restoration from Studiocanal on October 26. Out of theatrical release for years due to faded, unplayable prints, THE FOG can now be viewed again as it was intended, with the restoration of its breathtaking cinematography by Dean Cundey.

Rialto’s director of sales Eric Di Bernardo:

The Fog has been our most requested title for as long as we have handled the Studiocanal library here. It is Carpenter’s most visually alluring film and we think it’s been worth the wait.

Carpenter’s first post-Halloween venture into the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired, apocalyptic vein, 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, Hal Holbrook and the mother-daughter duo of Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis, this is the director at his best, servicing a contemporary taste for gore while simultaneously evoking the spirit of Val Lewton.

This marks the movie's first-ever major restoration and it will open this October for limited runs at the Metrograph, in New York, Landmark’s Nuart in Los Angeles, and The Music Box Theatre in Chicago. Additional screenings will occur during the week of Halloween throughout the Alamo Drafthouse circuit and other specialty theaters.

THE FOG 4K hits October 26th.

Extra Tidbit: Will you be catching a screening?
Source: AITH

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