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Monday Hangover: The Thing

Monday Hangover: The Thing

Monday Hangover:
The Thing
By Adam Nayman and Michael Nordine

“You’ve gotta be fuckin’ kidding me.” It’s too easy, maybe, to invoke David Clennon’s great, bug-eyed exclamation in the 1982 version of The Thing: the only ones kidding themselves are those who thought Hollywood wouldn’t get around to redoing—or in this case, “prequelizing”—John Carpenter’s career-benchmark thriller. A reimagining of a remake, then—or maybe, to get into the spirit of a story about an alien intelligence hopping between hosts, it’s a kind of inhabitation—an attempt to mimic the textures of its source material so that fans and newcomers alike can’t even tell the difference. Continue reading.

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