THE FOG (2005)

I have to admit this is the remake of the FOG, not the John Carpenter version. Even worse I haven’t actually seen the original so I’ve got nothing to compare it to. (Yes, I know that is a bit of a horror fail.) 

THE PLOT

The FogThe movie itself follows Nick who runs a small fishing boat off shore in Oregon. Whilst on a fishing trip he drops anchor and disturbs the wreck of a century old ship. Co-incidently Nicks old girlfriend Elizabeth mysteriously returns to town after a 6 month absence and weird stuff begins to happen. Not the least of which is when an old sailor gives her an old antique watch (and some prophetical advice) he found washed up on the shore from said ship wreck. Surely enough people begin to loose their minds as an eerie fog rolls in from across the sea. The fog is bringing with it apparitions from the old shipwreck to wreak havoc on the world above. Why have they not found peace? Well, you’ll just have to watch the film to find out!

THE VERDICT

Overall the Fog is reasonably well shot and produced and the special effects are cool enough. It starts off a little like many of the lame Hollywood remakes and I have to admit I was tempted to turn it off. It did warm up nicely. The film while not bad, doesn’t have the same feel as a John Carpenter film would have and this makes me want to track down a copy of the original ad give that a run. It did have some star power to give it a bit of a boost with Selma Blair and that guy that played Clark Kent in Smallville taking up main roles. 

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