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The Fog Movie Trivia

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Tom Atkins and Jamie Lee Curtis also star.

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Film facts for the 1980 Horror / Occult movie starring Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh More Cast


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Thanks to Joseph
Janet Leigh's Ford Country Squire station wagon is the same one that John Carpenter used in "Escape from New York".
Thanks to Ryan
Nancy Kyes _IS_ "Nancy Loomis", of Halloween fame. She went by both names in her career and was married at the time to the special effects coordinator for "Halloween".
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Regular collaborators in the casting department were used in this film. Jamie Lee and Tom Atkins, who's name in the film is Nick Castle, the man who played "the Shape" in Halloween. Also, Charles Cyphers, the cop in the same film, so too in Assault on Precinct 13 and Escape from New York. Sadly, no Donald Pleasance but Hal Holbrook does a great job in this character role.
Thanks to Tom
Charles Cypher's character is called "Dan O'Bannon", the name of his Film School friend and collaborator in "Dark Star" O'Bannon had also provided computer graphics for Star Wars and also was one of the writers of the Ridley Scott smash 1979 hit ALIEN.
Thanks to Melissa
In the movie, there is a character on the boat at the beginning named Dick Baxter. In John Carpenter's "Halloween" 1978, Annie (Nancy Loomis who also plays Sandy in The Fog) teases Laurie about going out with a guy named Dick Baxter when Annie and Laurie are in the car on the way to babysit. As you probably know, both movies are John Carpenter's.
Thanks to Rogério Barbosa
The Bodega Bay location where most scenes were filmed was used in another John Carpenter movie "Village of the Damned". He loved it so much he bought a house there.
Look closely for co-scriptwriter Debra Hill as an uncredited extra in the Benediction scene.
Rob Bottin played the lead ghost character 'Blake'.

Rob was also the make-up artist for the movie. It was during the production of this movie that Carpenter approached Bottin about doing the make-up effects on "The Thing"
Thanks to Jim Pawlowski
One great cameo appearance was John Houseman. America's "favorite old f*rt reading a book!" is the line from 1988's Scrooged with Bill Murray in which he makes another cameo appearance. Houseman played the quintessential old sea captain at the beginning of the movie telling the kids ghost stories on the beach at night. Other movies he appeared in the 80's were "My Bodygard" 1980 and "Ghost Story" (1981) (Adapted from the Peter Straub horror novel).
Thanks to nutz'n'boltz
Jamie Lee Curtis is the daughter of actress Janet Leigh, who used to be married to actor Tony Curtis, hence the name Jamie Lee Curtis.
Thanks to Allen Forster
'Bennett', who was working in the church for Father Malone was in fact played by director John Carpenter himself.
Thanks to nutz'n'boltz
Adrienne Barbeau was, at the time, the real life wife of director John Carpenter.
Thanks to jr
The street names mentioned in the movie are based on real ones from John Carpenter's home town of Bowling Green, KY.



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There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".

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Myth: The film editor for "The Fog" is Tommy Lee Wallace, which is the exact name of the boy Laurie babysits for in Carpenter's original "Halloween."

Fact: The name of the boy Laurie babysits in Halloween is Tommy Doyle, not Tommy Wallace, Tommy Lee Wallace did go on to direct Halloween III however...
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