First appearance: The Fog (1980)
One hundred years ago on April 21, (1880) a bunch of jerks stop a rich man named Blake (who was a leper) from establishing a leper colony on the outskirts of Antonio Bay, California. First they took the gold he offered to buy the land he was going to use and then they cause the ship carrying Blake and his buddies to sink in the bay.
Now (1980) on the 100th anniversary of the shipwreck and founding of the town a heavy fog rolls in from the bay! Is there something in the fog? What's causing all the weird phenomena happening around town?
GHOST PIRATES?! Maybe. Whatever is in the fog is killing a lot of people. Is anyone safe. PROBABLY NOT!
Pretty good ghost story from John Carpenter. Remade in 2005 as a really terrible teen horror movie.
Check out the original it's spooky and atmospheric and Carpenter's score is pretty creepy too.