Nicholas of Movies Hate You Too writes:
John Carpenter’s The Fog is a strange horror movie specimen. It has a small cult following of diehard fans but is rarely mentioned with much enthusiasm amongst horror fans. It has two major factors working against it; it’s just not that great of a movie and it’s easily forgotten sandwiched between greater John Carpenter films like Halloween, Escape from New York and The Thing. Even with that said however there's something... in the fog... that keeps audiences coming back year after year.