“Eleven fifty-five. Almost midnight. Enough time for one more story.” Even this lesser-known horror flick is filled with cult American director John Carpenter’s favorite themes. A fog forms over a California seaside town, shrouding a mysterious and incomprehensible evil. But the six murderous pirate ghosts that arrived with it have not come willy-nilly – the town’s inhabitants must pay for the sins of their forebears. Isolated from the rest of the world, with the local radio station their only means of communication, a group of unexpected heroes must fight to save themselves and everyone else. Eschewing scenes of gore, the film instead creates a sense of creeping terror through a minimalist atmosphere based primarily on sound and music – as usual, composed by Carpenter himself.