miércoles, 13 de octubre de 2010

Today's Film: The Thing

I have to admit that this movie surprised me. Being that The Thing is directed by John Carpenter, same guy who did the Halloween saga (the original one), I thought this was gonna be a cheesy space-monster slasher movie. Much to my surprise, it's more related to Ridley Scott's Alien than Halloween.

Disregard the cheesy monster-flick title.

The plot: A shape-shifting deadly creature makes contact with an isolated group of people living in an Antartic base. The paranoia explodes as no one is able to know if someone in the group is actually the creature in disguise.

The audience doesn't know, either. And that's what's this movie is all about: suspense. It will keep you in the edge of your seat the whole runtime.

This is just an action figure based on the movie, but it gives you the general idea.

But that's not all. After all, this is a horror movie, not Twelve Angry Men. You won't just be seeing a group of men being suspicious of each other: you'll get to see tons of blood, flamethrowers, and some of the weirdest and fucked up images ever created on film.

Carpenter considers this as the first of his "apocalyptic trilogy", consisting of Prince of Darkness and In The Mouth of Madness. I haven't seen those two yet, but I think I will very soon.

So go watch it, if you haven't!

Rating: 7.5/10

15 comentarios:

  1. Heard so many good things about The Thing but never got around to seeing it

  2. Sounds awesome! Now to see if it's still on sale here somewhere.

  3. good movie i like SCI-Fi movie no matter how low ugget is P

  4. thanks for the recommendation!

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  5. i agree, it's a great film. is it true they're making a sequel?

  6. Ooooh gruesome. My eyes caught on fire halfway through that. Reading along and wham.. grosstasticness all over the place. Gag!

  7. played the game years ago, must see the movieee! :P

  8. I've seen all of these movies and love all of them, well except Mulholland. but anyways great bolg
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