The Fog is often forgotten about when you’re talking about it in the context of a career as vast and as impressive John Carpenter’s. The director’s theatrical follow-up to Halloween was released back in 1980 to the box office equivalent of a sad trombone noise, but this tale of ghost pirates haunting a small beach-front town holds a place in the hearts of many a nerd who got a chance to see it when they were kids. It had a troubled production, and Carpenter kind of hated how the film turned out on its initial release, but it’s become a cult classic in recent years, especially after the 2005 remake brought a whole new legion of fans to Carpenter’s original.
And like all good cult movies, it’s been given a 4K restoration thanks to the good folks at Rialto Pictures, making this new version the best way to see this film whether its for the first time or the thousandth.
Check out the trailer for the restored version below:
This restored film will have a limited run in theaters, and we’re happy to say it’ll be stopping by most major cities. If you’re local to Boston, you can check out the restored version of the film on October 26 at the Coolidge Corner Theatre as a part of their After Midnite series. They’re spending the whole month paying tribute to Jamie Lee Curtis (given that she’s going to be making a big return to horror with Halloween that same month), and we highly recommend you go and check it out. If not, ghost pirates will hunt your ass down and murder you, so you might want to get on that.
‘THE FOG’ :: Friday, October 26 at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St. in Brookline :: 11:59 p.m., all ages, $12.50 [cheaper for Coolidge Members] :: Advance tickets :: Featured image via Rialto Pictures.