Speaking of The Thing

Since I spent all of last week eating, drinking and thinking about The Thing I’m guardedly optimistic on hearing the news that a prequel to the movie being made.

Now, they certainly have some challenges in making this film.  For this film to be consistent with the other then everyone has to die by the end.  That would be a deal-breaker for me if they weasel out and let someone escape.  So, I would really expect a sense of inescapable doom hanging over this whole thing.

Also, the reason the 1982 movie stands up so well over time is that it isn’t really a movie about monsters or gore.  Rather, John Carpenter really mastered the sense of paranoia and claustrophobia.  If the new film is a simple gore fest it’ll be doomed to obscurity.

To round out this Thing theme, allow me to submit these pictures from EnglishRussia of a Soviet expedition to Antarctica.

Finally, if you want to go really old school, you can check out the original 1951 version of the film from google video:

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