The Fog Review
John Carpenter at one point in his career used to make some very fine scary movies. I wouldn't use the word horror as although Halloween is clearly a stalk 'n' slash flick, movies such as Prince Of Darkness, Into The Mouth of Madness and the original Fog are mostly about the scares. So, with that in mind, we have the 2005 remake.
For those who don't know, the movie is set on Antonio Bay, where a 100 years prior a ship carrying lepers was lured onto the rocky coastline. Now, they're back, they want vengeance and they're going to take out their revenge on the descendants of those responsible for their demise or anyone who stands in their way. The mechanism for their revenge is a fast moving, spooky fog, hence the title.
So, is this a good remake? No, no, no it's not, it's awful. If contains no suspense, no feeling of spookiness, no chills, no thrills and no real point as to why they remade it. It seems nothing more than a vehicle for actors who are appearing in some of the more popular TV shows, such as Maggie Grace from Lost and Tom Welling from Smallville. The characters aren't sympathetic at all - I just wished the fog had come along and done away with them quicker than the movies run time. In fact, this movie is so bad, I'll summarise quickly without wasting too many words. If you like the original Fog, stick with it and don't tarnish your memory on this, If you like scary movies, go hunt down the original movie and enjoy, but if you liked this movie, I'd strongly encourage you go watch the original and then book time with a therapist.