This week’s episode of Someone Else’s Movie is an awfully fun one, as Buzzfeed senior staff writer and podcast pal Kat Angus joins me to talk about our mutual love for The Thing.
And there’s a lot of love: John Carpenter’s 1982 masterwork remains the high-water mark for horror remakes that honor the original while blazing their own magnificent trail. (The only other film that comes close is Cronenberg’s The Fly, which so totally reinvents its source as to be almost unrecognizable.)
Kurt Russell is awesome. Keith David is also awesome. Everybody else is pretty good too. And as minimalistic studies in alienation and paranoia, it offers plenty of avenues for conversation. Strap in and enjoy the ride!
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