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Guillermo del Toro Praises John Carpenter in Epic Twitter Marathon

Guillermo del Toro Praises John Carpenter in Epic Twitter Marathon

John Carpenter is a hero among horror and sci-fi enthusiasts, though acclaim for the “Halloween,” “Escape from New York” and “The Thing” director doesn’t often seep into more quote-unquote respectable circles. Guillermo del Toro, himself a vaunted figure in the realm of genre filmmaking — his films include “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Cronos” and “Pacific Rim” — took to Twitter over the weekend to lament what he sees as a lack of respect for the veteran auteur. 

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 Del Toro had the most to say about “The Thing,” Carpenter’s masterful reimagining of “The Thing from Another World.” Kurt Russell stars in the film, which tells of an all-male research outpost in Antarctica that gets overrun by an alien entity that invisibly invades hosts’ bodies.


The filmmaker closes with an anecdote:


Amen.

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