Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Thing from Another World (1951)

By Orrin Grey

The Thing from Another World (1951). Director: Christian Nyby (& Howard Hawks?). Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, & James Arness.

Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Difficult as it may be to believe, this was actually my first viewing of tonight’s film, in spite of the fact that John Carpenter’s 1982 remake (simply titled ‘The Thing‘) has the distinction of …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: The Thing from Another World (1951)

Review: Splinter (2008)

By Paula R. Stiles

Splinter (2008). Director: Toby Wilkins. Writers: Ian Shorr and Kai Barry. Cast: Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo, Shea Whigham, Rachel Kerbs. Country: USA.

[some spoilers ahead]

A young couple, adventurous Polly (Jill Wagner) and nerdy Seth (Paulo Costanzo), goes camping in the woods on their honeymoon. After they’re carjacked by an escaped convict, Dennis (Shea Whigham) and his dimbulb addict girlfriend, Lacey (Rachel Kerbs), they are all attacked by a parasitical creature that eats its victims from …

Paula R. StilesReview: Splinter (2008)

Found on the Net: Animated Madness

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This is the cutest, goriest bit of clay I have seen, ever! A short video that compresses The Thing into a couple of minutes is making the rounds of YouTube. The quirk? It stars Pingu, the loveable children’s character!

While watching it, I also paused to watch some other animated horrors. First off, “The Terrible Old Man” version by Eldritch Animation:

I followed this with another Eldritch short, “The Statement of Randolph Carter”:

Finally, I discovered …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaFound on the Net: Animated Madness

Apocalypse Week: Review: The Thing (2011)

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Yesterday, Brian M. Sammons reviewed the 1982 version of The Thing. Today, I tackle the 2011 The Thing. When is a sequel not a sequel? Apparently, when it calls itself a “prequel” and uses the same name as a movie from the 80s.

The Thing takes place before the John Carpenter film of the same title (Really, studio? Couldn’t you call it “The Thing: Origin”? This means that comparing the two movies without …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaApocalypse Week: Review: The Thing (2011)

Apocalypse Week: Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: The Thing (1982)

By Brian M. Sammons

The Thing (1982). Director: John Carpenter. Cast: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David.

When I first started doing Cthulhu Eats the Movies, I mentioned that, in my opinion, the most Lovecraftian movie of all time was John Carpenter’s The Thing, but I chose to tease it a bit and promised to cover this flick on a later date. Naturally, I promptly forgot about doing that, as other films kept popping up on my radar. Oops. …

Brian M. SammonsApocalypse Week: Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: The Thing (1982)

Found on the Net: The Thing, Prequel?

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The release date for The Thing prequel (?) is in October, but I can’t stop myself from thinking about it. You’ll notice the question mark in the last sentence. That’s because this movie, though new, bears an uncanny resemblance to Carpenter’s version, at least as far as the trailer and poster seem to show. The new movie is even called the same as the old: just The Thing. Originality much?

Carpenter’s version is one of …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaFound on the Net: The Thing, Prequel?