While I've watched 3 movies I liked less than 2010's Frozen this month, this movie makes me want to stop watching horror films. I'm by no means a horror aficionado, but I like films from every genre. The way it makes me feel at its best, like the work of Kiyoshi Kurosawa and John Carpenter is unparalleled. But all this film feels like to me is torture. Just watching people go through gruesomeness for its own sake is pretty much…
John Carpenter is a history buff.
No seriously, hear me out. I don't mean that I have knowledge of his scholarly habits, and that he is a voracious reader of history texts, but that above many directors, he has a respect for the context and history of a place while others too often ignore it.
This is most clearly true in The Fog where the history of the town quite literally rises from the dead to enact vengeance on those…