In some versions of this interpretation, MacReady still has his flamethrower hidden at the ready, while in others he's unarmed and too weak to fight so can do nothing but laugh as he realizes he's lost. This theory appears to get even more support when the dark music starts up after Childs takes a drink. So did Russell's character prove Childs was The Thing by tricking him into drinking gasoline? It seems to make a lot of sense, unless you ask Russell. We were both bringing the audience right back to square one.
At the end of the day, that was the position these people were in. And Childs -- you know, one of my favorite lines in the movie [is], 'Where were you, Childs? He continued, "I love that, over the years, that movie has gotten its due because people were able to get past the horrificness of the monster -- because it was a horror movie -- but to see what the movie was about, which was paranoia. Where that paranoia comes from can be many, many, many different things. I love the way Quentin deals with that matter," said Russell.
Could this be a nod to the true nature of the beverage MacReady offers Childs? Or are we just being paranoid?
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Part of HuffPost Entertainment. All rights reserved. Olav falls ill. The next morning, the helicopter crew departs with Olav, for McMurdo. During takeoff, Kate discovers dental fillings near a bloodied shower. She runs outside to flag down the helicopter. When it attempts to land, Griggs transforms and attacks Olav.
The helicopter spins out of control and crashes in the mountains. Kate finds the shower has been cleaned up and tells the team that the alien organism imitates its victims.
Noting that Thule's helicopter is away for refueling at Halley , Edvard orders the team to drive to the closest base. Juliette lures Kate into an abandoned room, transforming and attacking her. Kate escapes, but the Juliette-creature instead kills Karl. Lars arrives with a flamethrower and burns the Juliette-creature. The team resolve to quarantine themselves until the threat is eliminated, and discuss scientific tests. That night, Carter and Jameson improbably stagger back to the base, out of the cold. Suspecting them as creatures, the group isolate them.
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Thule's laboratory is sabotaged, and tensions flare. Inspired by her earlier discovery, Kate proposes a simple test: everyone must open their mouths to check for dental fillings. The alien does not assimilate inorganic or metallic material, and so people with fillings are cleared. The test implicates Sander, Edvard, Adam, and Colin, who have no visible fillings. Lars and Jonas go to get Carter and Jameson for testing, and as Lars searches an outer building, he is suddenly pulled inside. Chaos erupts, and Carter and Jameson break into the main building, shooting Peder dead and puncturing his flamethrower's tank.
The flamethrower's leaking fuel meets its active flame, causing an explosion which knocks Edvard unconscious. When brought to the main room, Edvard violently transforms, infects Jonas, kills Jameson, and gruesomely assimilates Adam. The Edvard-creature drags Adam's body away, now part of its own body. Kate burns Jonas and Jameson before she and Carter pursue the creature, which assimilates Sander.
The Edvard-Adam-creature attacks Carter but is burned by Kate, saving him.
An assimilated Sander drives off into the night, pursued by Kate and Carter. They arrive at the spacecraft which suddenly activates, separating them. Kate falls into the ship, confronting the Sander-creature. Kate kills it with a grenade and the explosion shuts down the ship's engines. Kate and Carter reunite. Kate notices that Carter is missing an earring he wore earlier. When confronted, Carter points to the wrong ear.
Kate burns the Carter-Thing, which emits an alien scream, and she seeks warmth in a nearby snowcat. The next morning, Thule's helicopter pilot Matias returns. Absent from the film's events until this point, Matias views the ruined station and the husk of the Edvard-Adam-monster with horror.
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Colin is shown to have committed suicide in the radio room, to ensure the Thing could never get to him. Lars shoots at Matias and orders him to open his mouth. Lars' dog, thought dead, emerges and runs away. Lars orders Matias to start the helicopter and give chase. After creating the Dawn of the Dead remake , producers Marc Abraham and Eric Newman began to look through the Universal Studios library to find new properties to work on. And we really felt the same way about The Thing.
It's a great film. But once we realized there was a new story to tell, with the same characters and the same world, but from a very different point of view, we took it as a challenge. It's the story about the guys who are just ghosts in Carpenter's movie — they're already dead. But having Universal give us a chance to tell their story was irresistible. In early , Variety reported the launch of a project to film a prequel—possibly following MacReady's brother during the events leading up to the opening moments of the film—with Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
Moore as writer. Needing to start all over again, he asked his agent to see if there was a The Thing project in development, since Alien and The Thing are his favorite films. Matthijs van Heijningen, Jr. The film was shot in the anamorphic format on 35mm film , as the director dislikes the look of films shot digitally.
While it was initially only intended to be shown as a silhouette , the director liked their designs and encouraged them to fully create the creature, which was realised by creating a monster suit that Tom Woodruff wore. The creation of Gillis's all-practical-effects independent horror film Harbinger Down was partially in response to this. The interior of the crashed alien spacecraft was created by production designer Sean Haworth.
Haworth and a team of approximately twelve others then created the inside of the ship as a several story-high interior set constructed mostly out of a combination of foam, plaster, fiberglass, and plywood. While the film was originally set for release in April, Universal Pictures changed the date to October 14, ,  to allow time for reshoots. The intention of the reshoots was to "enhance existing sequences or to make crystal clear a few story beats or to add punctuation marks to the film's feeling of dread. In the original ending, Kate was to discover the original pilots of the spaceship which had all been killed by The Thing, which was an escaped specimen they had collected from another planet, implying that the ship was crashed in an attempt to kill the monster.
Kate sees the pod room and one pod being broken, giving her the clues what happened. What didn't work was that she wanted to find Sander and stop the ship from taking off and still solve the mystery in the ship. These two energies were in conflict. It was distributed to 2, theaters and spent a total of one week on the top 10 chart, before dropping down to the 16th position in its second week.
It was therefore left up to fans of the original, who are already familiar with the concept, to turn out in strong numbers. The site's critical consensus reads, "It serves the bare serviceable minimum for a horror flick, but The Thing is all boo-scares and a slave to the far superior John Carpenter version.
Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune gave the film a rating of 3 out of 4, saying "While I wish van Heijningen's Thing weren't quite so in lust with the '82 model, it works because it respects that basic premise; and it exhibits a little patience, doling out its ickiest, nastiest moments in ways that make them stick". Kathleen Murphy of MSN Movies rated it two-and-a-half out of five stars, calling it "a subpar slasher movie tricked out with tired ' Ten Little Indians ' tropes and rip-offs from both Carpenter and the Christian Nyby-Howard Hawks' version of the chilling tale that started it all, John W.
Campbell, Jr. It's not an entirely lost cause, but it is a needless one.
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- Chill Factor (Weather Warden Book 3).
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- Here's the Thing.
Try and judge today's Thing on its own merits. The music composed for the film by Marco Beltrami was released in October 11, AllMusic rated the album 3. Taking place in Greenland , it follows a group of stranded Norsemen who must deal with the shape-shifting creature within a desolate village. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Theatrical release poster. Marc Abraham Eric Newman. Julian Clarke Peter Boyle. Strike Entertainment Morgan Creek Productions.
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