The Fog

Dir: John Carpenter
Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Adrienne Barbeau
91mins   1980   US   15   English   

Part of our Horror Season, in collaboration with the ICO & BFI's In Dreams Are Monsters

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.

'It's one of the director's most atmospheric, the shots of a wave-lashed cove and fog-choked headland making the town's impending reckoning almost poetic' - Phil Hoad, Guardian