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!


01:00 Prelude to Terror…
03:00 Boarding the podcast…
04:00 The Carpenter Concert experience…
07:53 Stranger Things…
14:19 “One more story before 12. Just to keep us warm…”
18:28 A centennial founded on betrayal and murder…
20:55 “Hey……There’s a fog bank out there…”
24:05 Captain Mustache sans the ‘stache…
27:27 “…an Albatross around the neck…”
30:20 Siege of The Temple of Gold…
34:00 The original cut (scoring the film)
36:38 Returning to land. Thanks for listening!!

The Fog (1980)

Directed by: John Carpenter
Written by: John Carpenter and Debra Hill


Adrienne Barbeau as Stevie Wayne
Jamie Lee Curtis as Elizabeth Solley
Janet Leigh as Kathy Williams
John Houseman as Mr. Machen
Tom Atkins as Nick Castle
Hal Holbrook as Father Malone
Charles Cyphers as Dan O’Bannon
Rob Bottin as Blake
Darwin Joston as Dr. Phibes

Music by John Carpenter

All video, pictures and audio used from The Fog is copyright © 1980 by Embassy Pictures and Debra Hill Productions. Used for educational purposes. No reproductions of any kind.