I love The Fog, always have. It's still one of my all-time favourites. John Carpenter can't seem to get past that when you saw the rotting pirates with all the maggots, it's looked a bit naff. That has spoilt the film for him, along with the fact the he was rushed to finish it so he felt he didn't give the story the time it needed. Part of the reason why he was too fussed about the remake, besides being an executive producer. I don't think he had enough love for it to care how they remade it. I don't think he had much to do with other than turning up a couple of times and watching some filming.