‘The Thing’ at 40: John Carpenter’s Sci-Fi Epic Lost the Battle But Won the War [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

All good things come to an end and the curtain call has arrived for Blockbuster Month at The Losers’ Club! In case you missed out, the Losers have been taking a brief summer break by unlocking a couple episodes from their Patreon. Two weeks ago, they dusted off Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park ahead of Dominion, […]

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‘The Thing’ at 40: Why the Chest Defibrillation Scene Remains Scarily Effective [Scene Screams]

John Carpenter‘s The Thing captures the exhaustive toll of paranoia and mistrust when a shape-shifting alien enters the ranks of an Antarctic research facility completely isolated and stranded by harsh weather conditions. The eponymous Thing could be anyone at any time, especially if its victim broke away from the group for even a moment. Carpenter used […]

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John Carpenter Says Snake Plissken Deserves “a Third or Maybe Even Fourth Story”

Kurt Russell‘s one-eyed badass Snake Plissken is one of the most iconic characters in film history. He saved the President of the United States in John Carpenter‘s thrilling sci-fi actioneer Escape from New York (1981) and then the POTUS’s daughter in the 1996 sequel Escape from L.A. The dystopian anti-hero is a fan favorite that’s been […]

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