The Thing

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…

Our enduring fascination with The Thing

Terence Bowman News Nov 28, 2011

With a third version of The Thing out in cinemas on Friday, Terence examines why a story originally written in 1938 is so enduringly popular…

Music in the movies: the finest horror scores

Glen Chapman News Oct 24, 2011

Halloween’s almost upon us, and to mark the occasion, Glen’s delved into the archives to find his favourite horror movie scores…

HP Lovecraft and his lasting impact on cinema

Ryan Lambie News Oct 14, 2011

With The Thing and Prometheus on the way, Ryan looks at the lasting influence of writer HP Lovecraft on modern cinema…

The Thing review

Ron Hogan Review Oct 14, 2011

The Thing takes us back to the Antarctic for a prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 classic. Ron finds out how it shapes up...

New trailer for The Thing

The Thing
Simon Brew Trailer Sep 20, 2011

The prequel to The Thing is getting closer. And this new red band trailer gives us more of an idea of what to expect...