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    The Essentials: 7 Great John Carpenter Movies

    This week, "The Fog," filmmaker John Carpenter's 1980 chiller about a fog that rolls into a sleepy seaside community carrying with it ghostly visitors, will be re-released on Blu-ray and DVD by Shout Factory, complete with a host of all new special features (including a wonderful, retrospective conv...

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About John Carpenter's 'The Thing'

    June 25, 1982, was a good day for genre fans. Hell, that summer saw a spate of genre classics released, including "The Road Warrior," "Poltergeist," and "E.T." But June 25th in particular saw not only the release, as we discussed earlier today, of "Blade Runner," but also another legendary sci-fi pi...

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    Pingu the Penguin Stars in a Claymation Remake of "The Thing"

    Disappointed with that recent prequel/remake of John Carpenter's "The Thing"? To make up for it, here's a short redo of the 1982 version as reenacted by the claymation character Pingu. Not only does it make perfect sense for penguins to remake a sci-fi/horror film set in Antarctica...

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    Box Office: Slow Weekend As '80s Remakes 'Footloose' & 'The Thing' Open Soft; 'Real Steel' Stays #1

    You put out one remake of an '80s movie during a slow weekend, and it’s not a big deal. You put out remakes of two niche early '80s hits on the same weekend, and audiences get the message. This weekend was the clearest example yet of studios offering reheated product, one of which was remains in pub...

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    In Theaters: '80s Night At The Multiplex With 'Footloose' & 'The Thing'

    Kick off your Sunday shoes, dear readers, this weekend it's time to cut loose with "Footloose." And what's that? It's a remake-tastic weekend with "The Thing" also in theaters, if you enjoy your '80s nostalgia with body inhabiting aliens instead of nubile dancing teens. Also, Señor Almodóvar's lates...

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    Review: 'The Thing' Lamely Inhabits John Carpenter's Original & Turns Into A Generic Monster Movie

    "The Thing" arrives this weekend as a prequel to John Carpenter's masterful 1982 film, that aims to theoretically expand on the story presented nearly three decades ago by telling us what happened at the Norwegian compound that first housed the alien infection that then spread to the American base. But perhaps it should be no surprise that screenwriter Eric Heisserer, the man behind "Final Destination 5" and the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" reboot, has little imagination or ability to bring anything new to the table. So what we end up with is a strange hybrid of a movie, one that is oddly slavishly devoted to Carpenter's original, but when giv...

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    Mary Elizabeth Winstead Says Reshoots On 'The Thing' Were To Help Punch Up The Story & Ending

    While fans and followers of John Carpenter's seminal "The Thing" are quick to dismiss anything that dares to touch the hallowed material of the horror maestro, even the strictest purists have to admit to at least a morbid curiosity in Matthijs van Heijiningen Jr.’s forthcoming prequel to the 1982 fi...

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    'The Thing' Director Matthijs Van Heijningen Jr. May Return To Zack Snyder's 'Army Of The Dead'

    Filmmaker Matthijs Van Heijningen Jr. is unknown to most audiences, and with good reason: his forthcoming version of “The Thing” is the commercials director’s first feature movie. But if the film becomes a hit in the way that he and Universal are hoping, he may soon entertain a variety of options fo...

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    Watch: Mary Elizabeth Winstead Doesn't Know Who To Trust In New Clip From 'The Thing'

    What's worse than having a job in the icy, forbidding wastelands of Antarctica? Finding out that there is a shapeshifting monster out there picking off your colleagues.

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    The Last Place You Wanna Be Is Cooped Up With A Dozen Norwegian Guys In 'The Thing' Red Band Trailer

    Forget all those awards season prestige movies and international arthouse hits. With TIFF, Venice and Telluride over, it's now back to blockbuster schlock, so let's get on with the unnecessary "The Thing" remake shall we?

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