Monday, September 26, 2011

Retro Trailers: The Thing

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"man is the warmest place to hide" Love that tag-line. The trailer is actually really well done considering how old the movie is, it still feels pretty contemporary, but they don't make movies this stark anymore.