Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Thing, (sigh) the prequel

I don't know if I should be excited or wary. I was never a fan of the original 1950's The Thing (though I do have a fondness for the 50's horror movies; besides the nostalgia factor, they also have a sweet innocence to them). But John Carpenter's The Thing is the horror movie. The movie was so scary that one of my friends actually snuck into the other room and called his mom, so that she would call a few moments later and give him an excuse to leave. I kid you not. It is one creepy, visceral, "I think I just tinkled a little" movie.

And now they are doing a remake. Well, technically a prequel. This movie takes place in the Norwegian Base Camp (where the husky came from, and the characters briefly explored, in the first movie). If it's any good, I'll be tickled pink (and shocked). Carpenter's movie was so good that it left you hungry for more, left you hoping there would be a sequel. But it's also raised the bar pretty doggone high. They've got some pretty big boots (or spider leg tracks) to fill.

Much to my dismay (see the blog post a few days ago, about movie titles for prequels and sequels and remakes), the new movie is also simply called, The Thing. The release date is supposed to be April 29th, 2011.

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