DVD 100 mins IMDB 3.2
Suitable for 15 years and over
The Fog [2005]
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2005)
In Collection

Seen It:
Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Canada  /  English

Tom Welling Nick Castle
Maggie Grace Elizabeth Williams
Selma Blair Stevie Wayne
Kenneth Walsh
Mary Black Aunt Connie
DeRay Davis Spooner
Kenneth Welsh Tom Malone
Adrian Hough Father Robert Malone
Sara Botsford Kathy Williams
Cole Heppell Andy Wayne
Jonathon Young Dan The Weatherman
Rade Sherbedgia

Director Rupert Wainwright
Producer John Carpenter; Randi Chernov; Debra Hill
Writer Cooper Layne; John Carpenter

As remakes go, The Fog has some grisly deaths that gore-mongers will appreciate, and star billing for Tom Welling is guaranteed to attract younger views and Smallville fans; however, the movie will have most horror buffs thinking fondly of John Carpenter's original. A combination of ghost story and slasher thriller, it's a typical example of why remakes are a risky endeavor, especially since the 1980 film does not rank with Carpenter's best. This time, residents of the seaside community of Antonio Island, Oregon, are falling prey to deadly specters that emerge from a spooky fog and are seeking revenge for one of the town's darkest secrets. As the body count rises, Selma Blair livens up this otherwise lukewarm horror pic in the role originated by Adrienne Barbeau, and genre buffs will enjoy in-jokes that refer to the original film and Carpenter's career in general (including one character named "Nick Castle," a reference to one of Carpenter's closest collaborators and fellow directors). Unfortunately, the film's also lost in its own fog of narrative confusion and lack of casting chemistry, but that shouldn't stop die-hard horror fans from checking it out. --Jeff Shannon

Edition Details
Barcode 5035822033832
Region 2
Release Date 26/06/2006
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
Subtitles Arabic; Bulgarian; Czech; Dutch; English; Greek; Hindi; Hungarian; Icelandic; Polish; Romanian; Turkish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Personal Details
Links Amazon UK
DVD Empire

Whiteout Conditions: Remaking a Horror Classic
Seeing Through The Fog: The Making-of The Fog
Feeling the Effects of the Fog: Special Effects Featurette
Deleted Scenes with Optional Director's Commentary

What a load of rubbish. Personally, I'd stick with the original. This films lacks tension, horror and narrative flow. It's hard to find any of the characters likable, to the point where you are cheering the spectres on their killing spree. Kill more! Kill em all! Please?