The Fog

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

'80s horror has intense peril, lots of scares.

R 1980 90 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 14 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Spooky Ghost story.

Not often do you get a really good Ghost story that's both chilling and engrossing. John Carpenters classic tale tells the story of a centuries old ships crew killed on the shores of Antonio Bay by the local townsfolk during an unearthly fog, determined in their quest to avoid a colony of lepers settling in their home. The curse on the town by the crewmen, return to reclaim the lives of the conspirators who damned them to a watery grave and with bloody retribution. Not really suitable for young children but your later year teenagers will love this creep fest! Pillows at the ready and cuddle in with a loved one because this movie is guaranteed to scare! Turn on the lights......There's something in the fog!

This title has:

Too much violence
age 12+

A Good Ghost Story

John Carpenter's The Fog is pretty tame compared to some of his other films such as Halloween and The Thing. This film really should have gotten a PG rating, the R rating is absolutely ridiculous. This film is not gory and not that violent at all really, it's an atmospheric ghost story and a good one at that!

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