4K Restoration of John Carpenter's 'The Fog' Coming to Theaters

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A new 4K version of John Carpenter’s 1980 horror classic The Fog is coming to theaters in time for Halloween.

Rialto Pictures announced this morning that it will release the film — a restoration from Studiocanal — on Oct. 26 for limited runs at the Metrograph in New York, Landmark’s Nuart in Los Angeles and The Music Box Theatre in Chicago. Additional screenings will occur during the week of Halloween throughout the Alamo Drafthouse circuit and at other specialty theaters.

According to today’s announcement, the film has been out of theatrical release due to faded prints. The new version restored the eerie color cinematography from director of photography Dean Cundey, who was later Oscar nominated for Who Framed Roger Rabbit and named the 2014 American Society of Cinematographers Lifetime Achievement Award honoree.

Set in a seaside California town in the grips of an ancient curse and a creeping mist, The Fog features Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins, Hal Holbrook, and the mother-daughter duo of Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis.