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The Fog
(2005)
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Varèse Sarabande
(November 1st, 2005)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... only if you are absolutely familiar with Graeme Revell's usual, ambient sound design and enjoy the vague environment it embodies.

Avoid it... if you seek the imaginative use of theme and low-budget sound design employed by John Carpenter himself for the original 1980 film.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,328
WRITTEN 12/3/05
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The Fog: (Graeme Revell) When did it become cool and/or fiscally viable to remake John Carpenter's already suspect horror movies of the 1970's and 1980's? One that certainly didn't need a remake was The Fog, a 1980 film from Carpenter that depicts a small coastal town haunted by ghosts of a shipwreck that take their revenge by embodying themselves in a killer fog. In the somewhat faithful 2005 remake, that deadly condensation manages to cause spontaneous fires, attacks by killer seaweed, and the always popular demise of a character via uncontrolled garbage disposal. There is no amount of ridicule that can adequately describe just how hideous this remake is; without the stylistic ingenuity of Carpenter's direction, the new version of The Fog fails despite a significantly higher budget. Even Carpenter's involvement as a producer could not steer the film past its critical doom and box office floundering. This had to be one of the projects in which you knew the dismal outcome of the picture, but that didn't stop composer Graeme Revell from jumping on board for yet another Carpenter remake. At least Revell's score for Assault on Precinct 13 was interesting; The Fog is more likely going to dull Revell's reputation for providing basically effective music for the horror genre. Perhaps the problem with The Fog is just that: everything involved with the project was pulled from stock shelves, including Revell's score. Employing only himself as a performer for the project, Revell attempts to create a style that plays a conservative roll... one that doesn't step on the feet of the original's score. Unfortunately, what this teaches us is that the same imaginative style that Carpenter brought to his films through his direction was also pertinent to Carpenter's own scores for those films, and Revell's modern ambient designs don't compare.



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Total Time: 39:11
• 1. Prologue (2:31)
• 2. God's Country (0:44)
• 3. Anchor Lockup (1:51)
• 4. It Wants Us (2:20)
• 5. The Hallmark (1:27)
• 6. Shower Love (1:12)
• 7. Elizabeth... (2:52)
• 8. Boathouse (1:36)
• 9. Statues (2:00)
• 10. Lights Out (1:31)
• 11. Island History (1:43)
• 12. The Search (3:18)
• 13. Burned Image (0:46)
• 14. It's Here (3:39)
• 15. Crime Aboard (2:42)
• 16. Tragedy on the Elizabeth Dane (3:18)
• 17. The Reckoning (1:50)
• 18. The Fog Recedes (1:41)
• 19. Epilogue (1:17)

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