Friday, October 24, 2008

31 Days of Horror: The Fog

October 24, 2008: The Fog
On April 21st, 100 years ago, the wealthy leper Blake bought the vessel Elizabeth Dane and relocated himself and his family from leper colony to California and effort to build a town for them to live with less aggravation and more comfort.
Problems occur when the family is crossing Spivey Point in a very thick fog. The problems only worsen when they are misguided by a campfire onshore, causing the ship to come to close to land and crashing into rocks - Blake, his family and crew die.
We are then brought to present day, where they are preparing for the Celebration of the centenary at the fishing town of Antonio Bay. On this very day a strange, glowing fog appears, bringing the zombies of Blake and his crew back from the dead with the intentions of killing the residents of Antonio Bay.
The zombies want revenge for their deaths and as the movie goes on we see why.
A John Carpenter film, one with a lot of atmosphere, that makes one very eerie and memorable movie. And no I'm not talking about the 2005 remake, which was a total miss, I'm talking about the 1980 classic that should be the only one you watch.

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