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Trailers From Hell Unearths John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’

Trailers From Hell Unearths John Carpenter's 'The Thing'

Today on Trailers from Hell, Jesus Trevino talks John Carpenter’s creepy 1982 cult classic "The Thing."

In contrast to Howard Hawks’ trim and efficient "The Thing from Another World" released in 1951, John Carpenter’s 1982 remake is an effects-heavy affair that generates most of its suspense from the startling permutations of Rob Bottin’s alien make-ups. Kurt Russell delivers another squint-eyed, Clint Eastwood-inspired performance and he’s helped by a supporting cast (including Wilfred Brimley and Richard Dysart) that give convincingly anxiety-ridden turns. Ennio Morricone provides an eerie score (though Carpenter was compelled to add a few musical passages of his own to the soundtrack).

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