John Carpenter‘s classic horror film The Fog is getting a 4K theatrical re-release, and now the first restored footage of the movie is here and it looks incredible!
The theatrical re-release is only happening in New York, L.A., and Chicago throughout October, so this trailer is the only look some of us will get to see of the finished product. That said, what was shown looks incredible!
Additional screenings will occur during the week of Halloween throughout the Alamo Drafthouse circuit and other specialty theaters.
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 FOGcan 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.
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.