The Fog
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John Carpenter's well-remembered thriller gets an update in this remake from director Rupert Wainwright. Nick Castle (Tom Welling) is a charter-boat captain in the small coastal town of Antonio Bay. Castle's ancestors helped to found Antonio Bay, but while the city's mayor (Kenneth Welsh) and the head of the local historical society (Sara Botsford) are spearheading an effort to raise money for a statue that would honor the city fathers, Castle is more interested in seeing the town's rickety docks and aging sea wall replaced. However, Castle has been too distracted with personal… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 4%

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"Never will you wish more fervently for an Adrienne Barbeau cameo, just for old time's sake. Your prayers will be in vain."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Mildly scary here and there."
‑ Anita Gates, New York Times
"These studios just don't know when to quit while they're ahead."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"So concerned is the film with contriving at least one gratuitous jump-fright every five minutes that elements like character and story soon become lost in the fog."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"With dialogue as dorky as the words new screenwriter Cooper Lane stuffed in their mouths, none of the hapless cast members could have sounded convincing."
‑ Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies
"The production values are above par, but as in Carpenter's original, seeing ghosts is less scary than imagining them."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"Like most remakes, The Fog is pretty unnecessary."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"A boorishly bland supernatural action thriller."
‑ Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
"A lousy remake of a not-so-good John Carpenter film."
‑ Bob Grimm, Sacramento News & Review
"If you are a fan of the original film, this remake might interest you. It's not badly made. But why was it made at all?"
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]
"Yet another anaemic horror retread starring a cast of good-looking TV totty."
‑ Mark Salisbury, Time Out
"Making concessions at every turn to the youth-horror market, the film slashes the ages of its protagonists by some 15 years, and its IQ follows suit."
‑ R. Emmet Sweeney, Village Voice
"Even the geography of the film doesn't seem to make sense."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
"Don't be afraid."
‑ Simon Crook, Empire Magazine
"The actors do their best, under the circumstances. Welling makes an engaging lead and Grace employs her trademarked wounded, fragile look (that serves her so well in Lost) to good effect and wanders around in her underwear a lot."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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