Sunday, 8 April 2018

Capital Celluloid 2018 - Day 108: Thu Apr 19

The Fog (Carpenter, 1980): Genesis Cinema, 7pm


This screening of John Carpenter's horror classic is part of the East End Film Festival which runs from April 11th to 29th. You can find full details of the season here.

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, John 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 (and above) is the trailer.

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