Friday, August 12, 2011
"Man is The Warmest Place to Hide."
This week's entry brings me to my absolute, #1, favourite monster movie of all time. John Carpenter's classic of science fiction horror, "The Thing".
Starring Kurt Russell at his best, "The Thing" takes place at an antarctic research facility. The crew of the station are thrown into a state of utter paranoia when they find out that one or more of the men are not what they appear to be. A shape-shifting alien entity has infiltrated their midst, and it can be anything, or anyone to defend itself and pick them off one by one.
If you haven't seen "The Thing", please go see "The Thing". It stands shoulder-to-shoulder with movies like "Alien", and it's a classic across the board, most notably special effects. The puppetry, prosthetic work and other practical effects in this film are untouchable. Some of the best monster effects ever put to screen. The writing and characters are great, the score is moody and memorable, and the suspense just ratchets up as the film progresses.
What i'm trying to say is that i enjoyed the film.
I tried to go all out for my illustration, and i hope you enjoy it.
Check out the trailer here!