It’s been 35 years since Kurt Russell, Keith David, Wilford Brimley, and the rest of the salty McMurdo crew fought an interstellar invader in deepest Antarctica. A new book celebrating John Carpenter’s The Thing shows how inspirational the scifi horror film has become for artists with wildly diverse styles.
There’s a snazzy new Blu-ray of John Carpenter’s monster classic The Thing coming out in October. One of its new features is a commentary track with cinematographer Dean Cundey—who reveals a sly lighting technique used throughout the film to indicate when a character has become no longer human.
Kurt Russell is one of the most fascinating actors in the world. From his start at Disney, to his background in baseball, his wacky comedies, insane list of cult classics, and current resurgence, it feels like there’s nothing he can’t do. So who better to be the subject of their own art show than Jack Burton, Snake…
John Carpenter’s The Thing is a perfect example of a movie ahead of its time. When it opened in 1982, it was the same weekend at Blade Runner’s release, Star Trek 2 and Poltergeist were in theaters and ET was number one at the box office. The competition lead to the film bombing; only later did it become such a…
The Republican candidates have been relatively quiet recently. Too quiet. That all changes tonight when Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich converge on the city of Milwaukee for a special town hall hosted by CNN. It should be a glorious shitshow filled with questions screened by CNN. Here’s how to watch!
The essence of a character’s appearance is their profile. Head, face, shoulders—all the parts that get sculpted in a bust—should work together to be instantly recognizable. Artist Tom Whalen has now brought the majesty of the pop culture bust into two dimensions with these super cool art prints.
Marvel Comics has been getting ready for a massive reboot of their comics universe, and in the last couple of days, they’ve released some teaser images that reveal just how different their world is going to get.
John Carpenter's The Thing is a masterclass on the use of practical effects. The makeup effects team worked for seven days a week for 57 weeks to create the realistic alien creatures, gore, and viscera we see on the film. This neat video by Cinefix explains how they made it.
As fans, who hasn't thought about reviving a long-lost favorite? We've all had thoughts about a second season of Firefly, a continuation of a beloved comic book series like Nextwave, or the sequel to Dredd that never materialized.
Animator Lee Hardcastle shares his latest creation, a lovingly gory, amazingly accurate claymation sequence that imagines what would happen if the Frozen gang enacted the blood-test scene from John Carpenter's The Thing.
Thanks to "Too Many Cooks," we may be approaching the Renaissance era of truly fucked up short films. And now we give you a 90s-inspired Capri Sun type commercial, that's one part The Fly and another part The Thing. May god have mercy on your souls.
Remember Read-Along books? (No, not you, young people.) The books where you also had a record of someone narrating it, and you'd turn the page every time you heard he chime? Well, someone made one for John Carpenter's The Thing, and it's awesome.
Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D. Moore is finally coming back to television, to bring us Helix, a show set in an Arctic research facility, studying a plague that could wipe out our planet. So how much of Moore's scrapped script for The Thing wound up in there? And why isn't he doing another spaceship show?
One great ambiguous ending is the last scene in John Carpenter's The Thing. Even short films have been made dissecting the last few minutes where Kurt Russell and Keith David drink to their impending doom. Earlier this week a completely unverified rumor popped up on Reddit claiming to know who was infected in the…
Fantastic news Ronald D. Moore is returning to Syfy with a brand new series. Which means hard science fiction could finally be returning to the Syfy Channel, and we might finally get a peek at his script for the remake of The Thing that never saw the light of day. Why? Because the plot of Helix sounds a hell of a lot…
What if the Nazis defeated Indiana Jones, Bane destroyed Gotham City, and Tetsuo reigned supreme over Neo-Tokyo? Bottleneck Gallery's Alternate Ending show celebrates filmdom's losers by imaging popular movies with very different endings.
Is it just us, or is the internet stepping up their Halloween game hard this year? Look no further than this 6'4" jack o' lantern by Tigrus (construction process here). Eleven pumpkins sacrificed their existences as decorative squashes to transform into your ever-lovin' blue-eyed pal from Yancy Street. And who knew…
On a whim, I decided to watch John Carpenter's The Thing last night and it proved to be an absolutely fantastic decision. At 30 years old, the film is no spring chicken, but it's amazing how little that matters.
Remember how old Alien toy ads transformed xenobiological body horror into an excuse to sell action figures? Fake commercial maker Arlox has harnessed this instinct for this Saturday morning spot shilling articulated plastic based on John Carpenter's The Thing. "Happy birthday, kids! You all got mutated torsos."
Watch Lee Hardcastle's beautiful hybrid of the 1980s stop-motion TV show Pingu crossed with John Carpenter's alien horror movie The Thing! We've never seen so much clay penguin blood! Hat tip to syafiqjabar of Mars.