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Battle of the Carpenter flicks! Halloween vs The Fog!

Old 09-09-07, 05:16 AM
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Battle of the Carpenter flicks! Halloween vs The Fog!

Which of these two Carpenter thrillers do you consider better: Halloween or The Fog?

I am a huge fan of Halloween, but there is something about The Fog that makes it creepier/scarier to me. The idea of Ghosts literally being manufactured out fog is one hell of a spooky concept...more so than the idea of a mask serial killer. I also think Curtis' performance in The Fog is better than it is in Halloween. What do YOU guys think?
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Old 09-09-07, 06:33 AM
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absolutely no comparison... Halloween.
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This poll should be fairly one-sided. Now if you have thrown in The Thing, it might've been more competitive.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
This poll should be fairly one-sided. Now if you have thrown in The Thing, it might've been more competitive.

what he said
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Yeah, why just these two??

Escape from New York? The Thing?

Assault on Precinct 13 would be my pick. But I went with Halloween.
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I voted for Halloween, but I haven’t seen The Fog in a really long time. I thought The Fog was decent & Adrienne Barbeau is always a treat but Michael Myers is much more ‘cool’ than some pussy fog.
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I don't think The Fog is even a good movie. I had to vote for Halloween by a country mile. But Carpenter's best film is The Thing by another country mile.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
This poll should be fairly one-sided. Now if you have thrown in The Thing, it might've been more competitive.

Exactly. I would have had to think about that one for awhile.

The Fog is a terrible movie.
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The Thing wins out over both. Just watched it on HD last night, awesome .
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Big fan of both, but if I had to choose one to watch this second, I'd go with The Fog.
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This is practically a Sophie's Choice decision for me, but Halloween has always had a certain nostalgic quality for me, so that'd be my choice. That isn't to take anything away from The Fog, however, since I think it's easily one of Carpenter's strongest films. Early Carpenter (pre-Memoirs) films helped make him my favorite director.
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I know most people consider Halloween to be classic but for me years and years of crappy knockoffs have left Halloween to be somewhat predictable ( I know. It shouldn't, but it does).

The Fog, on the other hand, genuinely creeps me out when I see it - even if 45% of it is terribly boring.

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You know what ol' Jack Burton says at a time like this?
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Even the Halloween remake is better than the Fog remake.
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Sorry to go against the grain. Although I love each of them:

#1 The Thing
#2 The Fog
#3 Halloween

Halloween may be a better movie quality wise, but the Fog (IMHO) is much scarier to me. Being scary is one of the top criteria for me in judging a "horror" movie. Besides I still maintain (with the exception of Donald, of course) the acting and dialogue is much better in the Fog.

Supernatural/ ghost movies have always terrified me more than serial killer movies.
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Like 'em both, but have to go with Halloween. No surprise it's running away in the poll....there is a reason why they've made umpteen (or so it seems) Halloween sequels.
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I love 'em both equally...ever since I saw them in the movie theatre as part of a double feature that I wasn't supposed to see (rated R, and all that..)
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Originally Posted by DeputyDave

Supernatural/ ghost movies have always terrified me more than serial killer movies.
exactly!
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Prince of Darkness above both, but for purposes of this poll, Halloween by far.
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Originally Posted by DeputyDave
Sorry to go against the grain. Although I love each of them:

#1 The Thing
#2 The Fog
#3 Halloween

Halloween may be a better movie quality wise, but the Fog (IMHO) is much scarier to me. Being scary is one of the top criteria for me in judging a "horror" movie. Besides I still maintain (with the exception of Donald, of course) the acting and dialogue is much better in the Fog.

Supernatural/ ghost movies have always terrified me more than serial killer movies.
My feelings and listing exactly. I'll never forget happening to see the morgue scene of The Fog over someone's house when I was 10 or so. Nightmares for years.
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
Prince of Darkness above both


That movie is so bad that its just bad!
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I voted for Halloween as the better film.

I do like The Fog and it's creepy atmosphere.

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