The Fog Movie Behind The Scenes

Making The Fog

What you can't see won't hurt you... It'll kill you!
The Fog Picture
Tom Atkins and Jamie Lee Curtis also star.


Go behind the scenes on the 1980 Horror / Occult movie starring Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Tom Atkins

James Canning, Charles Cyphers, Nancy Kyes, Ty Mitchell, Hal Holbrook, John F. Goff, George 'Buck' Flower, Regina Waldon, Jim Haynie, Darrow Igus, John Vick Update Cast

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The screenplay was written in February and March of 1979 by Debra Hill and John Carpenter.
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After principal shooting in April and May 1979, Carpenter and his editor Tommy Lee Wallace began to piece together the movie. To their horror, both agreed that the film "was a disaster. Quite simply, the picture didnít work". Carpenter stated that "This was the lowest point I had come to in my professional career." After a massive effort they rewrote, rescored and re-cut the movie in one month, after which it was a great success.
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Some of the filming of The Fog was done at Bodega Bay. This was also the location for another great horror film, Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds'.
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John Carpenter reportedly shot additional gory scenes after the original 'PG' version failed to impress the preview audiences. The extra scenes were then inserted which then earned the film its 'R' rating.
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After a rough cut editing, the movie appeared to be much too short for a theatrical release (about 80 minutes), John Carpenter subsequently added the prologue with the Old Captain telling ghost stories to fascinated children by a campfire.
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The Fog was made with a budget of just over $1 million dollars. Not bad, considering it took over 21 million dollars in the US alone.

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Deleted Scenes

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Alternate Versions

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Thanks to Thomas Phillips
Some years ago I watched the fog on tv, at the end of the movie, when the pirates come back to the church, the last scene shows the pirate swinging his sword towards the priest, then silence. The version I watched showed the head of the priest falling from the air and landing on the ground then the movie ends.

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