Day 15John Carpenter’s The Fog is perhaps my favorite horror movie of all time. It’s not a perfect movie by any means, but it comes so damn close that you can forgive any of its flaws. Carpenter’s direction is dynamic, and you couldn’t find a better cast than Jamie Lee Curtis, (the glorious!) Adrian Barbeau, Tom Atkins, Janet Leigh, and Hal Holbrook. The movie has everything. Pirates. Zombies. Death. Nods to other horror movies. Ghost stories. Poe quotes. Throw in a touch of H.P. Lovecraft and you have the makings of a classic.

I remember the previews on TV with the arms pushing through the church windows and how it scared the hell out of me. Still, whenever it came on, I had to watch it. It would be years later until I actually saw the movie itself and it didn’t disappoint. To this day, it’s one of the few horror movies I watch regularly. And it’s my favorite John Carpenter movie. Considering all of the gems he has made, that’s saying a lot.

Here is the theatrical trailer for The Fog

Okay, don’t judge the movie by the trailer.

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About Christian A. Dumais

Christian A. Dumais is an American writer, humorist and public speaker living in Wrocław, Poland. He has published fiction, journalism, and academic articles in several magazines and journals such as GUD, Shock Totem and Ha!Art. His first collection of short stories, Empty Rooms Lonely Countries, was published in 2009. He also created, edited, and contributed to Cover Stories, a euphictional anthology of 100 stories inspired by songs, which was published in 2010. His most recent book is SMASHED: The Life and Tweets of Drunk Hulk.

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6 thoughts on “PUFF-TOBER-WEEN: Day 15: THE FOG

  • Christian A. Dumais Post author

    I wouldn’t add the breasts as official cast members until Trading Places.

    To be honest, at this point in my life, Adrian Barbeau (who I didn’t mention above! Will fix!) was the one who had my heart.

  • Nfpendleton

    After watching the trailer and my memories of the Swamp Thing movie, I have to agree re: Adrian Barbeau’s more experienced breasts. This is still too early for Jaime Lee’s breasts to assume the starring role they would later play in her career (and my 13-year-old mind’s eye). Here, as in Halloween, they’re staying in heavy clothing and paying their dues, awaiting the day of their big break.

  • Christian A. Dumais Post author

    Barbeau for the win it is!

    This isn’t how I imagined talking cinema. I should incorporate this subject into my lectures to see how it works. You might be on to something, Nick.