31 Days of Horror Movies: The Fog (1980) Comments - Mania.com



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slayerfaith 10/5/2013 6:32:45 AM

 This has been my most favorite film since I was 15 years old. I am now 36 and it remains a cult classic for me. I loved the spooky feel and its really an awesome Halloween flick to watch on a crisp Saturday afternoon along with a medley of other classics. 

blankczech 10/5/2013 8:05:28 AM

Strange but I've never seen The Fog.  I thought I saw it but when I read you're review I realized I haven't.  I was confusing it with The Mist.  Your review certainly makes it sound interesting...I'll see if I can stream it on Netflix or Amazon.

mellowdoux 10/5/2013 7:31:21 PM

 One of the all time greats. For some reason I enjoy this at Christmas time too. Maybe because it's a good chiller of a ghost story.


A word to the wise... avoid the 2005 remake. It's beyond wretched.


 

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 10/5/2013 10:22:31 PM

 I think the less is more technique is better is BS. It's not like that was their intentions. It's just that the SFX were crappy. They'd have shown more if could. I feel the same way about people saying the less they know about a villain the better or scarier.

redhairs99 10/7/2013 8:52:35 AM

Bob, my guess for the R rating was because it was 1980.  They didn't have PG-13, so it was probably too much of the "scary" for PG, so they had to give it an R.  That's my guess anyway.

RobertTrate 10/7/2013 11:41:18 AM

 True Redhairs... did you know the Wizard of OZ now has a PG rating?

redhairs99 10/7/2013 12:48:35 PM

Missed that bit of news, Bob.  That's just dumb.  You shouldn't be able to go back and re-rate movie.  Okay, I could see re-rating something from NC-17 to R or maybe even R to PG-13, but don't think it's really necessary.  Honestly though, I don't really see much difference between G and PG.  Can't even remember the last time I saw a movie being advertised as G.

And of course, we know that the ratings really don't seem to matter.  If you have a cartoon or a movie about a talking teddy bear and things like that, parents think it's okay to take the kids too despite the R rating.

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