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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


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. 773 more words


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


THE THING (1982)

THE THING (1982)
Directed By: John Carpenter
Written By: Bill Lancaster
Based on the Novel Who Goes There? By: John W. Campbell
Starring: Kurt Russell; Wilfred Brimley… 185 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



Childs: Fire’s got the temperature up all over the camp. Won’t last long though.

MacReady: Neither will we.

Childs: How will we make it?

MacReady: Maybe we shouldn’t.

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Grindhouse Brackets 8: Championship-Eve

I took a week off, but we’re back.  The “right side” of the original bracket is decided: Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) has beat out all the competition over there, especially  73 more words