Tension, intrigue and absolutely wonderful, grotesque practical-effects, that still hold up up 30 years later.
The Thing is a simple premise done right.
better than the new one.
One will notice that we've been having a bit of a mini-Carpenter fest (which may or may not continue with In the Mouth of Madness [perhaps my favorite of his films other than Cigarette Burns] tonight--I should also probably figure out if Dean's actually seen Halloween, hah). Most of Carpenter's films I haven't seen for over five years, and as such they're films that I remember without remembering exactly, they've become films that are familar without any definite sense of…
John Carpeter's remake remains his greatest cinematic achievement. It might very well be one of the most disturbing horror films of its day if not of all time.
There are some very worrying ideas explored regarding isolation, fraternity and trust. Carpenter's film envelops the audience into the cold paranoia within which the film's characters are stuck.
Most importantly, Carpenter constructs an ideal thriller. The film's pace is slow and steady. As it worms its way into our psyches it never…
WOW. FUCKING WOW.
THIS IS JUST TOO GREAT TO PUT INTO WORDS.
A group of scientist stationed on the Antarctic continent get stuck with the unfinished business of some Norwegian colleagues who freed a shape-shifting alien from the preserving ice. Sure the aged practical effects used to give shape to the appearance of ‘the thing’ when not fully transformed are as fake as the early eighties punch sounds, but they also accomplish a level of pure disgust that no CGI ever could, which totally adds to the horror vibes - ‘the thing’…
"You really wanna save those crazy swedes huh ?"
This movie is probably one of my favorites of all time the effects,the action,the writing, some of the scenes its just really awesome.
my favorite is the monster effects and make up its crazy that something from 1982 looks better then alot of the stuff now.
if you want a fun badass monster/alien flick and you havnt seen this yet watch it!
"The Thing" is one of the most unique horror/thriller films I've ever seen, because what we fear could be any one of the main characters. This is the case because the film follows a group of scientists in Antarctica who discover a shape-shifting alien, capable of mimicking any human or animal. It's a terrifying idea and it's expertly brought to life in John Carpenter's 1982 horror classic, "The Thing".
Not a lot of horror movies can capture suspense in the…
I've seen this movie so many times now and I still consider it total perfection. There is not a single thing wrong with it, NOTHING. Even with the arrival of bluray there are no flaws here, only tiny things that you hadn't really noticed before and the only reason you found them is because you know the movie by heart. Like the obvious but still gorgeous matte paintings at the Ufo crash site or the fact that Kurt Russel is aware that something is about to pop up in the bloodtest scene. Really really minor stuff. God I love this movie.
EXT—LA LOUISIANE (BASEMENT TAVERN)—NIGHT
Major Hellstrom: So gentlemen, the object of the game is to write the name of a famous film on your card. Released or just rumored, dosen't matter. For instance you culd write, Pulp Fiction or Kill Bill vol. 3. And they must be famous, not aut Frida's amateur short.
When you finish writing, put the card face down on the table. And move it to the person on your right. The person to your left moves…
[English/ Spanish review]
It was nice to splice together the two Things in story order, even if this is, sorry for the pun, the real Thing. What amazes me the most is how the monster acts at times merely as a ominous background presence for the real horror, that is, the desperation of realizing you can trust no one and understanding that the only way out is dying with dignity, that is, as a human. Shadows run and hide in…