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Horror 101 – Episode 56: The Stranger Things in The Fog

Episode 56: The Stranger Things in The Fog – August 20th, 2016

What you can’t see won’t hurt you… it’ll kill you!

Welcome back to the Horror 101 Podcast. Come with us as we voyage to a cursed place. After hitting the John Carpenter show in Michigan, Cash learns his colleagues have never seen Carpenter’s The Fog from 1980. The sacrilege! We’re going to remedy that tonight and showcase this maritime ghost story. Light on gore and big on atmosphere, The Fog is one of the best ghost stories ever committed to celluloid. When the clipper ship Elizabeth Dane is purposefully run aground and her crew of Lepers murdered for their gold the descendants of these perpetrators will pay for their crimes 100 years later as the cozy coastal town of Antonio Bay celebrates its centennial. Its sweet ghostly revenge. We’ll cover our experience at The Carpenter show and our love affair with the 80s inspired Netflix series Stranger Things. Join us as we give the Horror 101 treatment to another Carpenter Classic!

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2 comments

  1. Rory Congi says:

    Great show.

    I was just talking to Brian today about Carpenter and his ability to use atmosphere better than most. What I love about Halloween and The Fog in particular is the way they create a mood of isolation and the supernatural that makes both films feel creepy even when nothing is happening. Some horror films that start slow I find I’m bored waiting for the horror to start but with these two films his use of atmosphere and mood help create a slow burn.

    In regards to your comments on the use of the ship. I would argue that not having the ship appear again is better just because it creates more mystery of the unknown in the film. If we saw more of the ship, it’s impact and the sense of terror coming along with the fog might have been diminished.

    For me The Fog is a yearly viewing around Halloween. Something about it just makes it one of the perfect movies to watch in October.

    Again- enjoyed the show. Great work.

    1. cash says:

      In regards to your comments on the use of the ship. I would argue that not having the ship appear again is better just because it creates more mystery of the unknown in the film. If we saw more of the ship, it’s impact and the sense of terror coming along with the fog might have been diminished.

      Thats an interesting way to think about it. Its like everyone having a light sabre in their hands in the Star Wars prequels. Too much of a cool thing and it ruins the impact.

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