Trapped within an eerie mist, the residents of Antonio Bay have become the unwitting victims of a horrifying vengeance. One hundred years ago, a ship carrying lepers was purposely lured onto the rocky coastline and sunk, drowning all aboard. Now they're back, long-dead mariners who've waited a century for their revenge. Seeking out the decendents of those reponsible for their deaths, they lurk enshrouded within a supernatural fog of terror. Beware, any and all who stand in their way.
The original 80s version is much better. Put together all the cliche's in the horror movies, add a poor story, throw in some poor acting with annoying characters and finally make everything predictable, you will have The Fog. Life is too short to watch this movie.
A missed opportunity.
- Fog review by Shatner's Bassoon
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The plot of 'The Fog' revolves around the inhabitants of the quiet island town of Antonio Bay, where 100 years ago, a ship of lepers seeking refuge were betrayed by the town's founding fathers. In an attempt to rid the town of its unwanted visitors, the townsfolk purposefully lured the ship onto the rocks causing it to sink and killing all those aboard. 100 years later in the present day, the ghosts of those killed have returned to exact their revenge. Shrouded within a thick fog, the residents of the remote town are trapped by ghosts who are seeking out the descendants of those who wronged them and killing anyone who stands in their way. The original John Carpenter version of 'The Fog' was a pretty low budget affair and not one of his better films, but what it did have was quite a good straightforward storyline, which is something that could have been built on and remade into a far more chilling and horrific film for today's audience. Sadly with this version is not the case. Director Rupert Wainwright more or less has followed Carpenters original 1980's script but strangely managed to make a film less scary than the original. Combine this with some pretty average acting, bad dialogue and a timeline which gives a choppy and uneven feel to the film and the result is without doubt one of the worst remakes of recent times. If you want to see a well made and genuinely scary horror try Alexandre Aja's 2006 remake of 'The Hills Have Eyes', or for than matter just rent the 1980 version of 'The Fog'.