My favorite John Carpenter film, and one of his most underrated. Halloween was such a pop culture milestone that when Carpenter presented this followup, it was met with scorn and disappointment from people who weren't expecting a classic ghost story. The opening narration from John Houseman, which leads into the fog-enshrouded coastline and the credits, is one of Carpenter’s greatest moments. And everything, from the wonderful score, to the cast of Carpenter … regulars?, works splendidly. And let me tell you how much I love the faboo Adrienne Barbeau. First, her character’s name is Stevie. Plus she had a fabulous beach house, and she had my all-time dream job … A LIGHTHOUSE DJ!
Of course, The Fog also has the dubious distinction of giving us what may be the absolute worst remake in history.