‘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: Bloody Disgusting Writers Debate John Carpenter’s Ambiguous Ending

John Carpenter‘s The Thing ends on a somber note after a hard-won battle. The horror master never wavers from his unrelenting paranoia that permeates The Thing and makes it so effective to the very end. That avoidance of presenting any clear, definitive answers to preserve the mystery and mistrust means an ending that still causes debate among fans even […]

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How Board Game ‘The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31’ Perfectly Captures the Carpenter Classic

The Thing, which celebrates its 40 year anniversary this week, was such an influential movie whose effect can be seen across all forms of media. Several movies, TV shows, comics and video games have tried to imitate both its horrifying creature design and its overwhelming atmosphere of paranoia. Official adaptations of the film also exist, […]

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‘The Thing’ at 40: Looking Back at the Ambitious Video Game Sequel

Would you look at that? The Thing turns the big 4-0 this week. John Carpenter’s incredible sci-fi masterpiece, which most of the public brushed off in its initial release, has gone on to become one of the most beloved horror movies of all time. We’re not here to talk about that though. I’m here to […]

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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’s ‘The Thing’ Reportedly Made Half a Million Dollars in Theaters This Past Sunday

Fathom Events brought John Carpenter‘s The Thing back to theaters this past Sunday night, and though the first night of the two-night event was something of a disaster – for starters, the film was presented on the big screen in the incorrect aspect ratio – Fathom Events is making things right for the second wave […]

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‘The Thing’ at 40: 10 of the Coolest Collectibles You Need to Own

John Carpenter‘s The Thing was released in theaters on June 25, 1982, infamously mere weeks after box office darlings E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial and Poltergeist. Alas, the film failed to make much of a splash at the time. While The Thing may have gone on to become heralded as a sci-fi masterpiece, finding its audience wasn’t instant. And that’s likely a […]

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‘The Thing’ Theatrical Release from Fathom Events Was a Disaster But They’re Making It Right for Wednesday Night

Fathom Events brought John Carpenter‘s The Thing back to the big screen for the film’s 40th anniversary beginning this past Sunday, with more screenings set for Wednesday, June 22. The two-night event drew a ton of interest from horror fans who have never before experienced Carpenter’s masterpiece in theaters, but things didn’t exactly kick off […]

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Vice Press Partners with Drew Struzan for ‘The Thing’ 40th Anniversary Screen Print!

Horror movie posters don’t get much more iconic than Drew Struzan‘s artwork for The Thing, an evocative piece of art depicting a mysterious man with a blinding light bursting out of his face. Struzan’s art captured the “ultimate in alien terror” tagline for the film, as well as the cold, wintry setting that trapped John Carpenter’s characters […]

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‘The Thing’ and 5 Other John Carpenter Horror Movies to Stream This Week

John Carpenter‘s horror classic The Thing is celebrating its 40th anniversary this week, making the perfect excuse to revisit the practical effects showstopper. Thanks to Fathom Events bringing The Thing back to theaters for two nights only, there are more ways than ever to watch. But why stop there? This week’s streaming picks are dedicated to John Carpenter’s horror […]

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John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ Returns to Theaters Nationwide This Sunday and Next Wednesday Only!

John Carpenter‘s horror classic The Thing is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and Fathom Events is heading back to 1982 by bringing the film back into movie theaters. For two days only, on Sunday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 22, Carpenter’s The Thing heads back to the big screen courtesy of Fathom Events, and tickets […]

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Ten Must Watch Genre Movies You Can Stream at Home in June!

Summer is almost underway, and the options on streaming are as overwhelming as ever. A good problem to have, of course. June brings the heat with tons of new releases, including underseen animal attack horror movies, Lovecraftian gems, genre-benders, and more. Here are ten must-see horror titles available for streaming this month – June 2022 […]

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NECA Turns Iconic Poster for Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ into 40th Anniversary Action Figure!

NECA is always thinking outside the box, and this latest reveal is one of their coolest yet. Celebrating 40 years of John Carpenter’s The Thing, they’ve turned the poster into a figure! The 7″ scale action figure, dubbed the “40th Anniversary Poster Figure” by NECA, is a Convention Exclusive 2022, shown off by NECA as […]

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Fathom Events Bringing Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ Back to Theaters for 40th Anniversary in June!

This year marks the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter‘s horror classic The Thing, and Bloody Disgusting is planning a celebration of our own with several anniversary articles in the works. Of course, we’re not the only ones celebrating, and we’ve just learned directly from Carpenter himself that the 1982 creature feature is coming back to […]

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Indie Stealth Action Horror Game ‘RATUZ’ Has Shades of ‘INSIDE’ and ‘The Thing’ [Trailer]

Let’s face it: there’s not enough body horror in video games. And while it doesn’t appear that we’ll be getting another video game adaptation of John Carpenter’s The Thing anytime soon, we can look to indie developer Bad Coffee Games and their new game RATUZ for our body horror. Available today via Steam, RATUZ takes […]

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