The United States of Horror

The Fog poster by Matt Talbot

Today’s poster is for The Fog! One of my favorite John Carpenter films. Don’t bother with the remake. Anyway, think about the run JC was on in the late 70s/all of the 80s: Halloween, The Fog, Escape from NY, The Thing, Christine, Starman, Big Trouble, They Live… it boggles the mind.


“I staggered through my career and came out the other end alive. I made some films that meant something to me. In my opinion, they weren’t all great, and they weren’t all successful, but they sure were ‘me’. And this is what I was going through or thinking or feeling as a director at the time, and I’m very proud of them. A lot of great directors just never had the chance to have their work appreciated and celebrated and watched all these years after they were made. So, man, what do you want out of life? It’s great!” – John Carpenter