FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Jan 31, 2009

scenes i love - the fog

16 comments:

Chris Cooke said...

that fantastic scene and the scene on the roof of the lighthouse are every reason that The Fog is a great film, a classic, ignored on release and really loved by an ever growing audience... at least I think so... and that's why nothing is ever written about the awful remake. EVER!

B.E. Earl said...

That poor old lady never had a chance.

Christian A. Dumais said...

One of my favorite scenes from my favorite horror movie of all time.

TheGreatWhiteDope said...

I agree that "The Fog" has some powerful moments and scenes that are so artful and beautiful that the very act of watching this movie is an art festival in and of itself.

The movie itself, for me, is disappointing for the simple fact that I know John Carpenter was (and is) capable of so much more. Anyone who's seen "Halloween", "Prince of Darkness" and "They Live" can tell you as much.

Seems all I ever do on my own blog is bemoan Carpenter's fate and that of the lesser animals he's leashed onto the world. One of these days I'll have to write him up a glowing review of "In The Mouth of Madness" or something like that, just to atone.

Keep up the great work here, FG!

-TGWD

Steven A. said...

My favorite moment is when Stevie Wayne is on the radio, watching the fog role into town, directing everyone who's listening to her voice towards the old church when she slowly looks to her right and we see the fog rolling over the cliffs towards the lighthouse. If that had been me in her place that is the moment when I would have wee'd myself a little.

spartickes said...

Wow, and I thought I would be unique in coming here to express my Fog-gy love. Glad to see I'm not! That being said, I don't think you could pick a scene in the flick that I don't out and out love.

Craig Blamer said...

Even the Jamie Lee and Tom Atkins tryst moment? Otherwise, a damn fine film... but that one bit always seemed a little silly.

I mean, her character could have had some fetish for older men with cheesy mustaches, but it always felt way off to me.

spazmo said...

I've always admired Mrs. Kobritz for her selfless act of bravery - it's clear that she knew there was Big Trouble a-brewin' outside that front door, but nonetheless took that fatal step to run interference for Andy anyway.

Which is a shame, since Stevie Wayne could've always had more kids (she was HOT), but there will never be another Mrs. Kobritz.

kindertrauma said...

Now I want a stomach pounder!

Bloody Mary said...

Oh, thank you Craig! I was beginning to think it was just me! But if I had re-viewed Halloween 3 just before seeing The Fog last year for the first time, I would have seen it coming. Now I understand his casting type.

I lose interest near the end so I can't get entirely on board but I really delighted in this scene!

BloodPepsi said...

haha! I was about to say, I still have no idea what a stomach pounder is! Apparently they go well with a Coke after a long morning trolling the shore for gold coins that turn into cursed driftwood..

-Ben

the2ndsuitor said...

This is probably the scariest scene of the film.

Regarding the fact that Jamie Lee's character would just jump into bed with a stranger:
That is the raw, machismo that is TOM ATKINS.

My favorite scene in the film is the other one people have pointed out, when Andy comes into Adrienne's room. When he comes in and says "mom", I always have to blurt out "it upsets me you're so hot!"

And, yes, what the hell is a "stomach pounder"? It sounds like a shot.
Is this kid hard drinking in the morning? Running around the beach, before Mrs. Kobritz comes over, thinking he sees gold coins and finds pieces of wood instead.
I'd drink at 7 (am & years old) too if Adrienne was my mom and she wore hot nightgowns.

Kensington said...

"I mean, her character could have had some fetish for older men with cheesy mustaches, but it always felt way off to me."

Things were very weird and strange back in the late 1970s.

Anonymous said...

I still remember seeing this scene with my big brother as a kid. It freaked me out to no end. So good.

As for Jamie Lee and Tom...
It was the late 70s/early 80s. Can't add more than that.

Christian A. Dumais said...

I wrote up a review of In the Mouth of Madness that I'm pretty proud of: http://wherethelongtailends.com/archives/too-soon-in-the-mouth-of-madness

I'm happy to see all the love for The Fog. I've felt so alone for so long...

Scott Byorum said...

Stomach Pounder: http://scottbyorum.com/BLOG/?tag=stomach-pounder