Jamie Lee Curtis revisits her days in 'The Fog'
05:00 AM, Jul 26, 2013
Jamie Lee Curtis is finding herself stuck in The Fog all over again.
The 1980 John Carpenter horror film sees a collector’s edition Blu-ray release on Tuesday, and it’s a good chance to check out Curtis join fellow “scream queens” Adrienne Barbeau and Curtis’ mother, Janet Leigh, in a tale about dead shipwrecked souls coming back under the guise of a spooky fog and wreaking havoc on a Northern California town.
In a new interview for the Blu-ray, Curtis tells of how Carpenter, her director on 1978’s original Halloween, called her up because she hadn’t worked in a while and told her he’d write a part in The Fog for her.
In the movie, Curtis stars as Elizabeth Solley, a rebellious rich girl who is picked up by Nick Castle (Tom Atkins) while hitchhiking, and they drive right into all the weirdness. The actress hadn’t seen The Fog in a while, and when she revisited it for the Blu-ray, “I forgot that she jumps into bed with him very quickly. It’s pretty chaste it’s hardly gratuitous on any level,” she says.
The character jibed well with her, Curtis adds, “not that I was jumping into bed with people.”
Other extras in the set include a commentary by Atkins, Barbeau and production designer Tommy Lee Wallace, plus one featuring Carpenter, a retrospective with director of photography Dean Cundey about working with Carpenter, and a featurette on The Fog’s filming locations.