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Old 04-23-04, 08:10 PM
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How is "The Fog"...good blind buy?

I've seen and passed on this so many times, but like John Carpenter stuff and it kinda seems good...some comments would be helpful. Thanks.
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Old 04-23-04, 11:18 PM
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I like it. Not John best work, but a pretty good ghosts flick. There hardly any gore in it but a couple of scene made me jump when I first saw it. Out of five stars, I gave it a three and half stars.
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Old 04-24-04, 12:30 PM
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One of my all-time favorites....I would say it is a great blind buy.
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Old 04-24-04, 12:51 PM
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Like a lot of John Carpenter movies, sounds a lot cooler on paper than it plays in execution. It's okay, but I wouldn't recommend as a blind buy unless you are a die-hard Carpenter completist.
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I have not seen this movie since I was a little kid. After seeing it, I went at least a year being scared if I wasn't asleep by midnight. My guess though is that I wouldn't think much of it if I watched it today.

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Old 04-25-04, 12:19 AM
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Originally posted by Groucho
Like a lot of John Carpenter movies, sounds a lot cooler on paper than it plays in execution. It's okay, but I wouldn't recommend as a blind buy unless you are a die-hard Carpenter completist.
Do not buy it. Trust me. Rent the movie and you will thank me. I never watched it until last year and it did not age well and was truly really slow and very boring. To be honest, I think JC is bigtime overrated and his movies are dumb. The only one I truly love, and I think is a classic, is Big Trouble LC because of Kurt Russell more than JC. IMO.
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Old 04-25-04, 03:31 AM
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Well I happen to love the film. Find it very atmospheric & frightening.

Of course others may find it slow boring piece of crap. So depending on your tolerance for certain films. I would say rent the film(on dvd..must be seen in widescreen!) before deciding to buy it.
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I thought this movie was great. His early movies are all pretty good.
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Old 04-25-04, 10:44 AM
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Just the cinematography alone is worth the purchase.Dean Cundey filmed the movie.
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Old 04-25-04, 11:13 PM
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This is sort of my standard reply for such things, but if you like the late 70s/early 80s horror movies, you'll probably like "The Fog."

As long as you're not going into it expecting wall-to-wall action and lots of CGI (like "Resident Evil"), you should be fine.
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Old 04-26-04, 04:55 AM
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If you like John Carpenter and Ghost flicks, you will like this one. It has everything mentioned by others in this thread. Highly recommended.

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Old 04-26-04, 09:19 AM
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Loved it. The autopsy room scene always freaks me out.
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Worth it just for John Huston's campfire storytelling .... not the best John Carpenter movie, but one that I always enjoy revisiting.
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Old 04-26-04, 04:06 PM
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I bought it blind.... and, I was moderately disappointed. It was really no big deal. I'm a big fan of Carpenter, but I though this one was a little flat.
I found the tension to be a little weak.
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Old 04-29-04, 10:48 AM
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I enjoyed it quite a bit, I prefer atmospheric horror instead in your face "boo" scares and this movie was right up my alley. It has been one of my favorites since I first saw it as a kid.

I agree with the above poster, great cinematography. The DVD has a nice documentary on it, as well.

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Old 05-01-04, 02:23 PM
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I bought this blind when it first came out, and was very disappointed. I think it was the first Carpenter film that I didn't like. I found the majority of it to be boring
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