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The Thing (1982)

The Thing is a movie that I first saw somewhere in the mid-nineties. I’d like to say around 1994. I can’t say for certain, but eleven years old sounds about right. 1,320 more words

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The Thing (1982) Review

The Thing (1982) is 1hr and 49min. and is rated R for Gory Violence Throughout and some Language. It stars Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley and Keith David. 927 more words

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The Super-Female Postmodern Thing

This essay was originally written as my final paper for my Film Theory & Analysis class, taught by Royal Brown, in Spring 2014 at The New School. 3,512 more words

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Late night, and there's a Tom Snyder-sized hole in my soul

So I can’t sleep. So I blog. So I’ll be (relatively) brief here.

I think.

Last Saturday, I went to the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica for the 9th Annual Dusk-to-Dawn Horrorthon. 4,130 more words

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In Retrospect - The Thing (1982)

Fans of John Carpenter’s gleefully gory sci-fi horror may have felt their pulse quickening when stories emerged earlier this year of ancient bacteria coming back to life after lying dormant in the arctic tundra for thousands of years. 772 more words

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Top 10 Horror Movies

This is my latest contribution to The Big Picture, the internationally recognised magazine and website that shows film in a wider context. The Big Picture… 177 more words

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Shapstik's Movie Clip of the Week: The Thing (1982)

“It’s weird and pissed off, whatever it is”

John Carpenter’s 1982 masterpiece The Thing is easily in my Top 5 films of all time. That’s not just for horror either, the movie is one of my earliest memories as a young film fan, and the scene when we first see the mysterious canine stranger turn, is for me an excellent example of how to combine science-fiction and horror, with the unseen and unknown coming together in the horrifying image of the grotesque animal. 125 more words

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