PUFF-TOBER-WEEN: Day 15: THE FOG

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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