Feature Discussion: Summer and guest host Jez Conolly discuss John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic The Thing, also touching on the novella it’s based on, the original 1951 Howard Hawks Thing From Another World, and the 2011 prequel The Thing.
This discussion ranges from the rise and fall and rise again of movies with themes of paranoia and identity, how they tend to reflect the times they were made during, and how maybe early dismissal of Carpenter’s version in 1982 may have been all because of bad timing about what types of stories the public consciousness was seeking out in the early 1980s.
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