The Fog
What You Can't See Won't Hurt You... It'll Kill You!
( Horror / Mystery / Thriller )

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MPAA Rating:

US Runtime: 89 min

Premiere Date:
Feb 08, 1980   [USA]
Director: John Carpenter
Writers: John Carpenter
Debra Hill
Producers: Charles B. Bloch   [Executive Producer]
Debra Hill   [Producer]
Barry Bernardi   [Associate Producer]
Pegi Brotman   [Associate Producer]
Music by John Carpenter
Cinematography: Dean Cundey
Edited by: Tommy Lee Wallace
Production Company: AVCO Embassy Pictures


Adrienne Barbeau
Stevie Wayne
Jamie Lee Curtis
Elizabeth Solley
Janet Leigh
Kathy Williams
Tom Atkins
Nick Castle
James Canning
Dick Baxter
Charles Cyphers
Dan O'Bannon
Nancy Kyes
Sandy Fadel
Ty Mitchell
Andy Wayne
Hal Holbrook
Father Malone
John F. Goff
Al Williams
George 'Buck' Flower
Tommy Wallace
Regina Waldon
Mrs. Kobritz
Jim Haynie
Hank Jones
Darrow Igus
Mel Sloan
John Vick
Sheriff Simms
Jim Jacobus
Fred Franklyn
Ric Moreno
Lee Socks
Tommy Lee Wallace
Bill Taylor
Rob Bottin
Charles Nicklin
Blake's Voice
Darwin Joston
Dr. Phibes
Laurie Arent
Lindsey Arent
Shari Jacoby
Christopher Cundey
John Strobel
Grocery Store Clerk
John Carpenter
Bennett (uncredited)
Debra Hill
Extra (uncredited)


Rob Bottin
ghost effects
Dean Cundey
ghost effects
Tim Doughten
James F. Liles
special photographic effects
Steve Mathis
best boy electric
Burke Mattsson
title designer
Dave Michels
Ed Pine
unit publicist
Stephen St. John
assistant camera
Raymond Stella
camera operator
Mark Walthour
Joe Woo Jr.
assistant editor

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)


Tech Info:

$1,000,000 (USA)
Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Color Info:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Cinematographic Process:
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm


    Father Malone
    Why not six, Blake? Why not me?

    Kathy Williams
    Sandy, you're the only person I know who can make "Yes, Ma'am" sound like "Screw You".
    Sandy Fadel
    Yes, Ma'am.

    [On the phone]
    Stevie Wayne
    You're just a voice on the telephone.
    Dan O'Bannon
    And you're just a voice on the radio. We make a perfect couple.
    Stevie Wayne
    Sorry, Dan. My idea of perfection isn't a voice on the phone.

    [Referring to Stevie Wayne's voice on the radio]
    Al Williams
    Boy, would I like to meet her.
    Dick Baxter
    I saw her in the supermarket once.
    Al Williams
    Dick Baxter
    You WOULD like to meet her.


  • The band mentioned on the radio near the beginning is "The Coupe DeVilles", which features director John Carpenter.
  • Characters Nick Castle, Dan O'Bannon, Tommy Wallace are all named after John Carpenter's real-life collaborators.
  • The coroner is listed in the credits as "Dr. Phibes", an in-joke reference to the Vincent Price character, Dr. Anton Phibes.
  • Bennett, The handyman with Father Malone in the beginning, is played by an uncredited John Carpenter.
  • Adrienne Barbeau's last line, "...look for the fog...", echoes the last line from The Thing from Another World, "Watch the skies." John Carpenter later remade that film as The Thing.

DVD Easter Eggs: (Hidden So You Don't See Anything You Don't Want To See)

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