In the latest episode of Horror’s Hallowed Grounds, filmmaker and collector Sean Clark explores the filming locations of John Carpenter’s The Fog (released in 1980). Give it a spin embedded at the top of the article.
Episode 7 (John Carpenter’s The Fog) was shot at the same time as Episode 6 (The Howling). Both in Northern California, Buz and I spent a few days there shooting both episodes. It was a lot of fun. There are lots of great stories to be told about this one. I’ll get to those if and when I record audio commentaries for these.
John Carpenter directed The Fog from a screenplay he co-wrote with Debra Hill; the film stars Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Janet Leigh. Give the trailer and synopsis a look-see below.
Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone (Hal Holbrook) stumbles upon a dark secret about the town’s founding; radio announcer Stevie (Adrienne Barbeau) witnesses a mystical fire; and hitchhiker Elizabeth (Jamie Lee Curtis) discovers the mutilated corpse of a fisherman. Then a mysterious iridescent fog descends upon the village, and more people start to die.
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