Tuesday, February 07, 2006

DVD Review: The Fog (2005)

Another PG-13 remake of an R-rated classic, except on this disc, we get the unrated version which means absolutely squat! Is Hollywood ever gonna get it? Nobody wants to see WB actors in horror movies. That's why films like Hostel, Devil's Rejects and Haute Tension do so well and these remakes don't. It's a shame really, because this could have been a decent popcorn flick. There was plenty of suspense build-up, with the fog rolling into the town and freaky things happening everywhere, but then they have to go and ruin it with the horrible CG ghosts. They would have been better off just leaving them as shapes in the mist and it would have been much more effective. In a film like The Fog, the terror is in the unknown, the noises coming from nowhere in the surrounding mist. The filmmakers really dropped the ball with this remake. It gets ** out of *****.