Who Goes There? In Search of The Thing

Who Goes There? In Search of The Thing ★★★

An excellent new feature-length making-of documentary included on the Arrow blu-ray for John Carpenter's 'The Thing'. The first half is devoted to the evolution of the story from the pages of sci-fi magazines, through the Howard Hawks' 1951 adaptation and then onto how the 1982 film came about. There are tons of gorgeous up-close HD scans of comic book art, production drawings, vintage fully-painted movie posters and sci-fi illustrations. The second half does inevitably retread some of the same stuff as in the 1998 'Terror Takes Shape' making-of and features fewer high profile interviewees but it's still an invaluable addition to the understanding of the movie.