Horror master John Carpenter offers up a triple treat with The Fog
: Jamie Lee Curtis, Adrienne Barbeau, and Janet Leigh all in the same movie. As if that weren't enough, both John Houseman and Hal Holbrook make appearances, each clearly enjoying the novelty of being in a horror flick. The Fog
opens just before the centennial celebration of the seaside town of Antonio Bay. Then the witching hour strikes, glowing fog rolls in, and all hell breaks loose. Carpenter wrote the script with producer Debra Hill, his collaborator on Halloween
, and the two know their craft. It's a creepy story and a tight script, and, as in their previous effort, the audience gets to know the main characters a bit before they're put in danger. The movie also has a sly sense of humor: "Things seem to happen to me," says slasher vet Jamie Lee. "I'm bad luck." Barbeau is also obviously having a great time, sinking her teeth into her role as a frightened disc jockey watching the fog roll in from a lighthouse. The Fog
offers a few shocks and plenty of good old-fashioned clammy chills. You'll never look at weather systems the same way again. --Ali Davis
Le Brouillard (The Fog) est un film américain réalisé par John Carpenter, également scénariste et compositeur du film, sorti en 1980 et distribué par AVCO Embassy Pictures. La distribution du film compte plusieurs noms prestigieux dont Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins et Janet Leigh. Le film est une histoire de fantômes où se passe de mystérieux événements, y compris des meurtres horribles, sur un étrange brouillard lumineux qui s'étend sur la terre et la mer. En Californie du Nord, le petit village de pêcheurs Antonio Bay est sur le point de célébrer son centenaire. Mais la quiétude de la ville est perturbée par de mystérieux événements, dont le meurtre horrible de trois pêcheurs locaux, accompagné par un étrange brouillard lumineux qui s'étend sur la terre et la mer. Le prêtre local, le père Malone, découvre le journal de son grand-père, qui contient un sombre secret inconnu de la ville habitants actuels.
*****The Fog is a 1980 horror film directed by John Carpenter, who also co-wrote the screenplay and composed the music for the film. It stars Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins and Janet Leigh. It tells the story of a strange, glowing fog that sweeps in over a small coastal town in California, bringing with it the vengeful ghosts of mariners who were killed in a shipwreck there exactly 100 years earlier. The Fog was Carpenter's first feature film after the success of his 1978 horror Halloween, which also starred Jamie Lee Curtis. Though not as big a success as Halloween, the film received some good reviews (with a 68% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes) and was also a commercial success. A remake of the film was made in 2005. It began a trend continued with Carpenter's contributions to Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch and The Thing of substituting his own suggestive violence with explicit gore.