The Thing

5 convincing varieties of alien in cinema

Ryan Lambie Odd List
Sep 11, 2013

Sci-fi movies are full of aliens, but which ones truly convince us that we're in the presence of the other-worldly?

Why are videogames so heavily influenced by movies?

Ryan Lambie Feature
Aug 28, 2013

As Lost Planet 3 evokes memories of James Cameron's Aliens, Ryan wonders whether games will always be heavily influenced by movies...

The top 100 TV and movie monsters

Robert Mclaughlin Odd List
Mar 28, 2013

Covering the gamut of TV and cinema from the past to the present, here's Rob's rundown of the 100 finest screen monsters...

Unused practical FX footage emerges from 2011's The Thing

Ryan Lambie News
Jul 17, 2013

Ever wondered what the pre-CG effects in 2011's The Thing prequel may have looked like? Here's a brief sample from an unused ending...

John Carpenter's The Thing at 30

Ryan Lambie Feature
Jun 26, 2012

John Carpenter’s sci-fi horror The Thing celebrated its 30th birthday yesterday. Ryan salutes a disturbing genre classic…

Are we suffering from monster overload?

Ryan Lambie Feature
Jun 19, 2012

Were you frightened by the creatures in Prometheus? If not, Ryan writes, that may be because we’re all suffering from monster overload...

The top 50 sci-fi movie protagonists

Ryan Lambie Odd List
Apr 19, 2012

Whether they’re male or female, old or young, they’ve illuminated some classic movies. Here’s our top 50 list of sci-fi heroes and heroines…

Matthijs van Heijningen Jr interview: directing The Thing, and practical versus CG effects

Ryan Lambie Interview
Mar 20, 2012

As icy sci-fi horror prequel The Thing gets its home release, we speak to director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr about its writing, shooting and effects…

The James Clayton Column: The Thing is just the thing for the festive season

James Clayton News
Dec 8, 2011

Looking for an alternative Christmas movie? James explains why John Carpenter’s The Thing is the perfect festive flick…

In defence of The Thing prequel

Ryan Lambie News
Nov 28, 2011

Some have argued that The Thing, the prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 classic, should never have been made. Here’s Ryan’s defence of a decent sci-fi chiller…