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Recently after watching John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982) and then its prequel, The Thing (2011), I realized how much I miss old horror movie special effects. Rob Bottin, special effects creator and designer of the original 1982 monsters (with the exception of the kennel monster by the talented Stan Winston), is my new hero. I feel old when I say this, but there’s something too clean about CGI (computer-generated imagery) that loses the slimy, disturbing gross-out factor of old. A computer and a program cannot live up to the ingenuity of 300lbs of foam, creamed corn, KY Jelly, and heated bubble gum.
2011. 103 Minutes. Rated R.
“Not all of us are human…”
I can’t even imagine how easy it would have been to ruin this movie. People as of late have been taking great old movies and dragging them face down through the mud with awful remakes, sequels, prequels, you name it… just ruining great movies every other day. So easy to make a bad movie. So hard to replicate or build off of a masterpiece like John Carpenter’s original The Thing. I am happy to report: they nailed it!
“It was the other ear.”
Kurt Russell is young and awesome. He has a shotgun, a flamethrower, and a beard. Back up!
Quote: I don’t want to stay out here anymore. I want to come back inside.
We begin with a Huskie running with every ounce of strength it’s ever known, from a helicopter carrying a shooter, desperately trying with an eternity of bullets to slay the creature in its tracks, before it can get to anyone.