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The Fog

An eerie mist brings forth the vengeful spirits of the dead in John Carpenter’s atmospheric maritime shocker.

Dir John Carpenter
Prod Debra Hill
Scr John Carpenter, Debra Hill
With Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh
USA
1980
86min
UK Distribution STUDIOCANAL UK

As the coastal town of Antonio Bay prepares for its centenary, a series of inexplicable events overshadow the approaching festivities. Unbeknownst to its residents, this sleepy seaside hamlet hides a guilty secret, dating back to a devastating shipwreck a century before. When the truth of a past steeped in greed and corruption spills out, so too does a thick, glowing fog, bringing with it the ghosts of the long-dead mariners intent on bloody revenge. Arguably John Carpenter’s most terrifying film, The Fog is a masterclass in slow-burn suspense and creeping, insidious dread. The stellar cast, including Jamie Lee Curtis and her mother Janet Leigh, are all wonderful, but it is the brilliant Adrienne Barbeau who steals the show as feisty radio DJ Stevie Wayne, one of cinema’s most underrated horror heroines.

Michael Blyth

Additional information

Brand new 4K restoration from the original negative.

The screening on Saturday 20 Oct has English language subtitles, including descriptions of non-dialogue audio, for customers who are D/deaf or hard of hearing.

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