Friday , 23 June 2017

Things about The Thing

Reasons to Scream over New Blu-ray of The Thing!

“That thing wanted to be us!!!” John Carpenter’s 1982 The Thing is an undisputed horror classic and an absolute favorite of the Gore 4. Now, Scream Factory is releasing the ultimate collector’s edition Blu-ray of the alien terror on September 20th in the U.S. and Canada (R1). For those who haven’t yet seen this incredible film, first off, what the frickin’ frack ... Read More »

Inside the mind of the Thing

For anyone who ever wondered what made the actual “Thing” tick, and what were its thoughts and motivations as it attempted to survive in the Antarctic, here is a fascinating look at that from the Thing’s perspective. It comes from award-winning Canadian author, Peter Watts. The piece, entitled “The Things”, itself was award winning, and received a Hugo Award nomination ... Read More »

THE THING: Terror Takes Shape

For those fans of John Carpenter’s The Thing, which should be everyone on the planet, there is a terrific documentary which first appeared on the film’s laserdisc boxed set, and again on the DVD release of 1998. (The U.S. Blu-ray omits this feature, while the European region-free disc includes it.) Entitled Terror Takes Shape, it is an almost hour and ... Read More »

R.I.P. The Thing’s Richard Dysart

The Gore 4 is sad to report that The Thing’s Richard Dysart, died on April 5 in Santa Monica, CA, at the age of 86, after a long illness. Born in Brighton, MA, Dysart served for four years in the Air Force during the Korean War. Some of his television credits include All in the Family, Baretta, Columbo and Lou ... Read More »

The Thing gets Frozen!

What happens when John Carpenter’s The Thing meets up with the characters from Disney’s smash hit, Frozen? Find out in this gorelicious animated treat from director Lee Hardcastle that recreates the famous blood-testing scene from the 1982 horror classic. And a note that the short is NSFW. Enjoy: Read More »

The Thing That Wasn’t

Certainly, a main criticism of the 2011 prequel, The Thing, was its overuse of CGI effects as opposed to the practical effects that were so masterfully created by Rob Bottin in the ’82 Carpenter film. Though a great deal of practical creature f/x work was created by Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr.’s Amalgamated Dynamics for the prequel, much of ... Read More »

Another Thing

Here’s a critical and thorough assessment of the 2011 The Thing prequel by the Gore 4’s own Walking Ed Turner, written soon after the film’s release: Excited as I was to see the prequel, I have to say it was hard to remain removed from the Carpenter version and judge the film solely on it’s own. To me it had ... Read More »

First Things First

Here’s some great behind-the-scenes material regarding The Gore 4’s all-time favorite movie, the 1982 classic, John Carpenter’s The Thing, posted by the film’s co-producer, Stuart Cohen. http://theoriginalfan.blogspot.co.uk/ —————————————————————————————————– For the absolute most comprehensive coverage of anything and everything regarding The Thing, head over to the terrific website, Outpost31.com. Here, you’ll find interviews, behind-the-scenes, trivia, fan fiction, and a ton of ... Read More »