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  • Summary: There really is something out there in the dark. In the small town of Antonio Bay, a terrifying and malevolent force hidden within a thick and eerie fog terrorized its residents. Shrouded by the fog lies a ghastly secret of merciless revenge, one that the town's inhabitants would do well to unravel -- before it's too late. (Revolution Studios) Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 9 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    This new Fog floats in on the fumes of the 1980 John Carpenter original, but the surprise is that it's arguably better.
  2. The production values are above par, but as in Carpenter's original, seeing ghosts is less scary than imagining them.
  3. 40
    Nothing comes together after the first ten minutes.
  4. Reviewed by: Jason Anderson
    Most of The Fog will seem drearily perfunctory even to those viewers who don't know Carpenter's version, which itself emulated the elegant gloom of Val Lewton's horror pics of the 1940s.
  5. Less fun than "Cry_Wolf" and "Venom," if that's possible.
  6. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    I was held in suspense throughout The Fog, aching to learn the answer to its central riddle: Why would any one remake such a crummy movie?
  7. 0
    Such a monumentally bad remake of such an exceptionally chilling genre favorite.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 23
  2. Negative: 18 out of 23
  1. CraigN.
    Oct 14, 2005
    This film was wicked! great remake to a great film!
  2. SueX.
    Oct 15, 2005
    I was totally freaked out, the sound was awesome and the acting was terrific. I particularly loved watching Tom Welling on the big screen. I hope he does more features. Expand
  3. Mar 24, 2012
    This movie is very creepy and has some intense scenes, but the vast majority of it is talking and is very **** boring, so dont watch this piece of **** Expand
  4. BeauM.
    Oct 14, 2005
    Okay, look, I'm actually very fair when watching a film. I analyze everything about it, and I look at all the aspects of it, before giving it its final rating. If I love it, I don't automatically put 10, and if I hate it, I don't automatically put 0 down. Well, this is pretty damn close to 0 (the only saving grace is Selma Blair, who shockingly escapes unscathed from this unimaginably horrible film. Not only are plot lines dropped completely (a trist going on between Welling & Blair is mentioned, and then disappears as quickly as it came) and we are met with HORRIBLE performances (namely Maggie Grace, so impressive on Lost, who is just ghastly in this, no pun intended). The "scary" scenes are more laughable than anything else, the characters motives and actions are BEYOND idiotic, and the film is just... it may very well be one of the worst films I have ever seen. If I were to see someone actually recommend this, I'd be in shock. The studio didn't even put it up for reviews, what does that tell you? A horrible, horrible, horrible film. Please try to avoid at all costs. Collapse
  5. Apr 28, 2012
    The movie industry has come up with some truly brilliant villains that shook our emotions and took over our nightmares. And then there's the rest of the pack, which are so laughable youâ Expand
  6. RandyB
    Oct 19, 2005
    I actually got taken to see this, so luckily I did not spend 10.50 on this garbage. It did however waste 2 hours of my life I can never get back, and what's more those two hours felt like four while waiting for The Fog to end. The whole time I kept thinking, okay, when are they gonna kill the black guy?(since it was soooo formulaic). Oh, and didn't Maggie Grace's character see The Evil Dead? A white girl in her underwear should NEVER go out into the woods. You are asking to be raped or get hacked to pieces and left in a dumpster somewhere. The story was bogus and the acting was terrible. I think I saw better acting on 7th Heaven....the only bright spot (and the reason I give this horrid movie a "1") was Selma Blair. This is the first movie in which I have enjoyed seeing her. Hopefully she'll choose better scripts than this in the future (or perhaps Sarah Michelle Gellar and Naomi Watts have already stolen the cultish type of roles from her already, who knows......) If you somehow get lost at a theatre near you, bring a flashlight and find your way out of The Fog and go see Corpse Bride or The Constant Gardener. Expand
  7. MalcomM.
    Oct 18, 2005
    Fog? What fog??? I think that the fog that steams out of my granny's hot bath is much scarier!

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