John Carpenter's Classic Horror Film THE FOG To Get a 4K Theatrical Re-Release
John Carpenter's The Fog is a horror movie classic and if you're a fan of the film, you'll be happy to hear that it went through a full 4K restoration process and it will get a theatrical re-release!
Carpenter’s first post-Halloween venture into the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired, apocalyptic vein that he would continue to mine in films like The Thing (1982) and Prince of Darkness (1987), THE FOG depicts the seaside California town of Antonio Bay in the grips of an ancient curse and a creeping mist. Drenched in malevolent atmosphere and packing an ensemble cast that includes Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins, Hal Holbrook and the mother-daughter duo of Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis, this is the director at his ingenious, chilling best, servicing a contemporary taste for gore while simultaneously evoking the spirit of Val Lewton.
Out of theatrical release for years due to faded, unplayable prints, THE FOG can now be viewed again as it was intended, with the restoration of its breathtaking color cinematography by Dean Cundey (Escape From New York, Back To The Future (I-III), Apollo 13, Romancing The Stone), who deftly captured both the daylight beauty of the Point Reyes shore and the ghostly goings-on in the dark, eerie night.
If you've never seen The Fog... what's wrong with you!? You should definitely watch it. I've never seen it on the big screen, so this will be a first for me. In regards to the restoration, according to Eric Di Bernardo, Rialto’s director of sales.
"The Fog has been our most requested title for as long as we have handled the Studiocanal library here. It is Carpenter’s most visually alluring film and we think it’s been worth the wait."
I know I'm excited! The 4K re-release will open in theaters on October 26th for limited runs at the Metrograph, in New York, Landmark’s Nuart in Los Angeles, and The Music Box Theatre in Chicago. Additional screenings will occur during the week of Halloween throughout the Alamo Drafthouse circuit and other specialty theaters.
Are you going to try and catch a big screen screening of the film?