October 5, 2015: The Fog (1980)
John Carpenter directed some great movies in the 80s. His directorial output might have peaked with They Live, which I recently rewatched and loved as much as ever. There’s just something about the way he combines the story, visuals, and of course the music that he composes himself. It’s kinda magical.
In the bonus features on the BluRay Jamie Lee Curtis says she’s surprised that the film has the popularity that it does, but, I feel like this is a pretty solid film. Across the board the acting is great, as are the effects and John Carpenter’s score. It’s not his best movie of the 80s, but it’s a solid piece of cinema.