The Fog

An absolute stinker, even by teen horror standards.

Film Review by Paul Greenwood | 16 Apr 2006
Film title: The Fog
Director: Rupert Wainwright

The horror remake cycle continues apace with this dismal reworking of John Carpenter's original, as the residents of sleepy Antonio Bay are terrorised once again by a vengeful band of zombie sailors hiding in a fog bank. Appalling effects, a complete lack of tension and attempts at scares that rely solely on incredibly loud music stings all lead to a truly preposterous finale. Throw in bad actors - with expressions of such dead eyed boredom that you're not even sure some of them know they're in a movie - and you've got an absolute stinker, even by teen horror standards. Worse yet is the attempt to give the sailors a poignant backstory - if there's one minority group who shouldn't have to justify being bad, it's surely monsters. [Paul Greenwood]

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