Thursday, October 31 | 7:30 pm
Museum Films celebrates Halloween with a special, one-night-only presentation of John Carpenter’s (Halloween, Escape from New York) The Fog. Starring a trio of horror film icons—Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Janet Leigh (Psycho) and Adrienne Barbeau (Creepshow)—this low-budget classic weds scenes of pulse-pounding, claustrophobic terror with images of uncanny, almost ethereal beauty, resulting in an elegant Hitchcockian thriller that retains its hypnotic chill almost forty years later. As the film opens, a weather-beaten old fisherman tells an ancient tale of betrayal and death to fascinated children as they huddle together by their campfire. As a piece of driftwood in a child’s hand glows with spectral light, an eerie fog envelops the bay, and from its midst emerge dripping demonic victims of a century old shipwreck…seeking revenge against a small California coastal town. When the vengeful ghosts go on a killing spree, residents look for answers even as they try to survive. Screening in a gorgeous new 4K restoration, The Fog deserves to be experienced on the big screen.
Director John Carpenter | 1980 | In English | 89 minutes | R | 4K DCP