Monday, October 27, 2008

The Fog (1980)

--Reviewed by Lindy Loo

Plotline: A fog rolls into a small fishing town, but it's no normal fog: something lives within it, and it's killing people.

Scariness factor: *fart*

Gross-Out Factor: *fart*

Complaints: I'm sure I'll get yelled at for saying this, but I have NO clue why this gets such rave reviews from folks. It was incredibly boring. And when I realized within the first fifteen minutes of the movie that [kind of spoiler alert] the spooky things within the fog were vengeful pirates, all I kept saying to myself and N-A the whole rest of the movie was: I cannot believe they expect me to be afraid of ghost pirates. =P [/end spoiler alert] This movie was SO slow, and nothing interesting or spooky ever happens.

High Points: Boo.

(Oooh, glowy-eyed pirates,
so scary! *FART*)

Overall: Again: I'm not sure why this movie is held in such favorable regard by horror fans. It is boring and unscary. I don't recommend. However, I will note that my friend Patrick gave it a much more favorable review when he reviewed this movie for this blog years ago, so go check it out if you want a second opinion.

Grade: D



At 2:48 PM, Blogger Steve Lalanne said...

I'm with you on this one. The Fog is rather dull and suspenseless--despite the promising concept.

At 3:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just watched this for the first time last week. Its reputation is so built up, that I kind of feel guilty for not liking it.

At 10:37 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I thought The Fog as a whole was rather entertaining, and much better than its later remake.

At 1:38 PM, Blogger Joanne said...

fart!...fart! LOL

I was debating about renting this movie yesterday evening and based on your review, I'm sure glad I didn't.

I'll be watching 'Salem's Lot' on Friday evening.

So did you decide what you were going to dress up as for Halloween?

At 3:23 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

my advice for watching this movie...turn it into a drinking game! this is what my friends and i did a few years back: every time someone says "fog", take a drink, every time someone dies, take a shot. i was definitely rooting for more people to die than actually happened, but it made the movie much more enjoyable.

p.s. happy halloween!!!

At 10:37 PM, Blogger Heather Glasgow said...

Hello! I found this blog while combing for zombie movie information, as i seem to have developed a strange fasination with the zombie apocalypse phenomenon -- anyways, i just wanted to say that i really enjoy your intelligent film reviews, and have been picking through this site periodically. My one request: More zombie flick reviews! How 'bout the Resident Evil Trilogy to get 'er going?

Keep posting!


At 2:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha: thanks for the suggestion, Kevin.

AND I KNOW!!! Heather: they're my favorite too, and I'm ashamed that I don't have more reviewed. BUT! Perhaps I can redeem myself by pointing you in the direction of a totally new book that literally JUST came out at the beginning of Oct. which reviews hundreds of zombie flicks and offers up a TOP 25 ZOMBIE FLICK GUIDE in the last 20 or so pages:


And I actually HAVE read through this book, so it comes with high recommendations from yours truly. =)

At 11:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the suggestion. I just added "Zombie Movies" to my Amazon Wishlist...

At 2:58 AM, Anonymous scary clips said...

looks awfully whack!


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