Friday, 24 May 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 158: Fri Jun 7

The Fog (Carpenter, 1981): The Nave, St Paul's Rd, N1 2QN, 7pm
This is a Cigarette Burns production and promises to be one of their best yet. The Nave is close to where I live and I can't think of a more atmospheric setting for this movie.

Here are some more details:
To celebrate Death Waltz Recording Company's release of the Fog soundtrack with exclusive artwork by Dinos Chapman, Cigarette Burns Cinema and Death Waltz are proud to take over the Nave, an old deconsecrated church in Islington and transform it into a hall of cinematic worship for one night only , screening John Carpenter's atmospheric classic from celluloid.
To up the analogue ante after the screening Death Waltz will be unveiling their exclusive vinyl artwork from the mind of Dinos Chapman, attendees will the first people to see this specially commissioned work and will have the chance to purchase the limited edition double LP set before it goes on general sale the following week.

Time Out review:
The Fog will disappoint those expecting a re-run of the creepy scares from Halloween. Instead, expanding enormously on the fantasy elements of his earlier films, Carpenter has turned in a full-scale thriller of the supernatural, as a sinister fog bank comes rolling in off the sea to take revenge on the smug little town of Antonio Bay, N. Calif. No shotguns pumping; no prowling of dark corners; no tricksy dry-ice chills. Instead you'll find a masterful simplicity of style, a lonely and determined group of characters under siege, and a childlike sense of brooding fear that almost disappeared in the '70s. Carpenter's confidence is outrageous; the range of his models even more so (from Poe to RKO); and the achievement is all his own, despite ragged moments and occasional hesitations.
Chris Auty

Here is the trailer.

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