The Fog (1980) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

Today feels like a good day to revisit a horror classic, doesn’t it? Thankfully, we have a new episode of the Revisited video series to help us look back at a great one from director John Carpenter: the 1980 film The Fog (watch it HERE). Check it out in the embed above!

Directed by Carpenter from a screenplay he wrote with Debra Hill, The Fog has the following synopsis:

Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town’s founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses a mystical fire; and hitchhiker Elizabeth discovers the mutilated corpse of a fisherman. Then a mysterious iridescent fog descends upon the village, and more people start to die.

The film stars Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins, John Houseman, Janet Leigh, Nancy Loomis, Charles Cyphers, Ty Mitchell, George Buck Flower, James Canning, John F. Goff, Regina Waldon, and Darwin Joston.

The The Fog episode of Revisited was Written by Emilie Black, Narrated by Niki Minter, Edited by Lance Vlcek, Produced by Tyler Nichols and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Several series on the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel have been released under the Revisited banner. (Episodes of Best Horror Movie You Never Saw, The Black Sheep, Deconstructing, Horror Party Movies, Best Foreign Horror Movies, Playing with Fear, and Real Slashers have all been labeled Revisited on YouTube.) We recently got a new series simply titled Revisited started with an episode dedicated to Chopping Mall. The second episode covered Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, the third looked at VideodromeJacob’s Ladder was the fourth in the series, Re-Animator was number five, episode six looked back at House II: The Second Story, number seven covered Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, number eight revisited Poltergeist, number nine we looked at Killer Klowns from Outer Space, and with the tenth episode we revisited Fright Night.

Two previous episodes of Revisited can be seen below. To see more of our shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals channel – and subscribe while you’re at it!

Are you a fan of The Fog? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.