Sunday, October 16, 2011
October 14th: The Thing (2011)
Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is recruited by Dr. Sander Halvorson (Ulrich Thomsen) and his assistant Adam Goodman (Eric Christian Olsen) to travel to Antarctica, where a team of Norwegian scientists have stumbled across underground caverns, though Kate is kept in the dark about what the Norwegians found.
John Carpenter's The Thing was an undeniable failure upon its release; the general consensus at the time was that it was too grotesque and nihilistic, especially compared to the far more successful E.T. In the 20+ years since its release, Carpenter's film has under a critical reappraisal and is now considered one of the all-time horror classics, far superior to its enjoyable 1951 original, The Thing From Another World.
Next Up: October 15th: Wolfen (1981)