In an era of reboots masquerading as sequels it seems fitting to bring you such a well-known film which is itself a reworking of an earlier film. This week’s screening is John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982, US) a film that was given the reboot/prequel/sequel treatment in 2011, but which is ostensibly a remake of the 1951 film, The Thing From Another World by Christian Nyby (with a little bit of help from Howard Hawks).
Don’t let any of that detract from the film itself – this is one of the quintessential science fiction horror films from the golden age of the genre. The Thing is one of John Carpenter’s finest films with a memorable performance from Kurt Russell and some wonderful special effects work by Rob Bottin and Stan Winston. You may never look at a Husky or an Alsatian the same way again….
Members of an American scientific research outpost in Antarctica find themselves battling a parasitic alien organism capable of perfectly imitating its victims. They soon discover that this task will be harder than they thought, as they don’t know which members of the team have already been assimilated and their paranoia threatens to tear them apart.
Man is The Warmest Place to Hide
Check out the trailer below:
As ever, screenings are FREE and all friends of CineClub are welcome
When and where: MC207 Cinema, 5pm, Wednesday 13th February 2013