The Thing

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…

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…

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