Halloween is upon us and there’s no shortage of cinematic offerings to choose from (might I suggest one of the titles on our 30 Best Horror Films Of The 1990s). Personally, I’ll be going to see John Carpenter‘s restored “Halloween” on the big screen tonight. The master of making your skin crawl has more than one classic title in his catalog, and if you have yet to see “The Thing,” make some room for it this weekend.
Boing Boing recently posted a nice remembrance the 1982 chiller, with Richard Kaufman recalling how the picture arrived completely out of the blue, and only over time grew into its well deserved cult status. Here’s an excerpt from Kaufman’s essay:
Whether you’re watching the film for the first time or know it frame by frame, I’ve got a little treat below — the 84-minute documentary, “The Thing: Terror Takes Shape.” Featuring Carpenter, the cast, and more, it tells you pretty much everything you’d ever want to know about the movie. So add it to your Halloween viewing pile this weekend and check it out below.