5 Reasons To See John Carpenter’s ‘The Fog’ 4K Restoration In Theaters!

John Carpenter Fog 4K, Restoration

(Courtesy of Rialto Pictures/Studiocanal)

For Halloween Week 2018, Rialto Pictures will release John Carpenter’s The Fog in theaters and present the movie in its first-ever major 4K restoration from Studiocanal. Get ready for something scary this Halloween as the landmark horror classic hits limited theatrical runs in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. When Rev. Malone (Hal Holbrook) stumbles upon a dark secret about the town’s founding, radio announcer Stevie (Adrienne Barbeau) witnesses a mystical fire. Hitchhiker Elizabeth (Jamie Lee Curtis) suddenly discovers the mutilated corpse of a fisherman. Then a mysterious fog descends upon the village as more people start to die!

Here are 5 reasons you have to see John Carpenter’s The Fog in theaters:

5) The 4K Restoration!

According to Variety, the movie has been out of theatrical release for years due to faded, unplayable prints. The Fog can now be viewed with the 4K restoration of its breathtaking color cinematography. Director of photography Dean Cundey (Escape From New York) deftly captured the daylight beauty of the Point Reyes shore and the ghostly encounters in the dark, eerie night.

4) The Most Visually Alluring Film Ever!

Rialto’s Director of Sales, Eric Di Bernardo, states, “The Fog has been our most requested title for as long as we have handled the Studiocanal library here. It is Carpenter’s most visually alluring film and we think it’s been worth the wait.”

3) The Cast!

The ensemble cast includes Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins, Hal Holbrook and the mother/ daughter duo of Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis. Returning to the franchise that started her career, Jamie Lee Curtis will also be returning as Laurie Strode in the upcoming Halloween remake.

2) Do You Like Ghost Stories?

John Carpenter Fog 4K, Restoration
Adrienne Barbeau in John Carpenter’s THE FOG (1980). Courtesy: Rialto Pictures/Studiocanal

John Carpenter’s memorable score is quite eerie and tense. All the stars aligned once again as Carpenter reunited with Halloween producer Debra Hill and stars, Nancy Loomis and Jamie Lee Curtis, in this horror blockbuster. You will never see a fog the same way after this!

1) More Screenings!

John Carpenter Fog 4K, Restoration
Jamie Lee Curtis, Ty Mitchell, Nancy Kyes, Hal Holbrook, Janet Leigh, and Tom Atkins in John Carpenter’s THE FOG (1980). Courtesy: Rialto Pictures/Studiocanal

Additional screenings will occur during the week of Halloween throughout the Alamo Drafthouse circuit and other specialty theaters.

The Fog opens October 26, 2018 for limited runs at the Metrograph, in New York, Landmark’s Nuart in Los Angeles, and The Music Box Theatre in Chicago.

By Jorge Solis

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