Apparently made for TV movies were the shit in 1971. It seems that a young Stephen Spielberg had an absolute blast directing this one. It's a nail-biting road rage thriller and I enjoyed the hell out of it.
This is apparently a first-time viewing for me, and wow have I been missing out. I've been a fan of horror movies since childhood and never once watched The Thing. How can that be?
And what a ride it is. Absolutely prime Carpenter.
And Wilford Brimley. I had to look it up to confirm that it was him. I'm sitting there through most of the movie, thinking, "that sounds exactly like Wilford Brimley but he doesn't look like I remember…
I've watched a lot of documentaries about pro wrestling. It seems difficult to make a film that is entertaining without drifting into what amounts to revisionist history. This is one of the finest 30 For 30 films, and it stays away from revisionist history altogether from what I can tell. It tells the good, the bad, and the terrible. I hope future pro wrestling documentaries follow suit.