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John Carpenter United States, 1980

Slappy McGee's rating of the film The Fog

Carpenter is REALLY GOOD at getting us to jump. He hides his scares very well and it works brilliantly in this. Also, this horror classic is BEAUTIFUL to look at. So well lit and some beautiful colors. It sets up a creepy tone from the very beginning (a campfire story scene) and maintains it for the entire film. Carpenter is a horror master and this film is a perfect example of his control of the genre.