Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Month of Horror Day 30: John Carpenter's The Thing

Basement contributor Matt Bellamy has taken it upon himself to watch and review at least one horror movie a day for the month of October . . . because he's awesome that way! For the day before Halloween, Bellamy brings us the ultimate in alien terror! 

Don't see the remake/prequel (whatever it is), watch this one instead, infinitely better. Now, before I come off sounding like a hypocrite, yes, this version is also a remake of the 1950's Howard Hawkes original but at least the 1982 iteration is a completely different and updated film. Kurt Russell stars as one of a group of researchers at an American Antarctic base, they find something that isn't of this world at a deserted neighbouring Norweigan base where there are no signs of human life. It turns out what they found was an alien entity that hides inside a human host so the enemy could be anyone, and so begins the terror! Brilliant movie, one of those flicks I can never grow tired of watching, and the effects are seriously top notch, there is no amount of CGI that could look better than what is in this film. Easily one of the greatest horror movies ever made, you won't find many who will disagree on that point. Tomorrow is the final day! What will it be?

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