Inevitably, there's going to be a lot of talk about this John Carpenter classic with the prequel (also titled The Thing) being released next month. I'm not going to rag on the update because, who knows, it might be good; I'll only say that I doubt it will be even remotely close to holding a candle to the 1982 version.
Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.
The Thing is easily one of the best horror films ever made. It features some great performances from Kurt Russell and Wilford Brimley (that's right, Wilford Brimley!) and the craziest practical monster effects ever attempted.
*On Friday, Oct.14, the Times Cinema in Milwaukee will be doing a late-screening of the film. I'll be there and I would highly recommend it for just about anyone.