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The Thing

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by shaolinmasta, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. shaolinmasta

    shaolinmasta 12oz Veteran Member

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    The Thing

    Discussion started by shaolinmasta - Nov 16, 2005

    I went to TAFE today to photocopy someshit and to leave not to attend classes (I am sposed to be catching up on work) and I saw The Thing on shelves for hire so I hired it because it's an old John Carpenter flick - Escape From New York, Halloween, Assault On Precinct 13 etc.

    I have just finished watching it and would have to say it is easily on of the best horror films I have ever seen in my life, the special effects fucking rock, this is the best of his films ive seen you all need to see it.

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    CRAMPS - Replied Nov 16, 2005

    I see you have discovered the light kown as the thing.

    the same thing happend to me maby two years ago...saw it a cd store and grabbed it just because...

    now it is my favorite horror flick

    and this IS kurt russles best
     
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  3. Gunm

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    Gunm - Replied Nov 16, 2005

    You "hired" the movie?

    But yeah, this is a bad ass horror movie. the part where the thing starts killing all those dogs in the pen gave me nightmares for years.

    The whole claustrophobic aspect of the research base, the mens paranoia and one gruesome monster makes for what could be considered an earthbound version of "Alien"

    So, did you see the deleted scene where the black guy gets killed towards the end? I heard it had some crazy stop motion creature effects.
     
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    Kr430n5_666 - Replied Nov 16, 2005

    YES

    THE THING IS ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES EVER MADE
    GOD DAMMIT
     
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  5. fermentor666

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    fermentor666 - Replied Nov 16, 2005

    Indeed, a classic. I've seen it numorous times and enjoy it more and more with each viewing.


    Interesting trivia fact about John Carpenter. He composed and played the music himself for all of his older films. Most of the time it was all done on an ARP 2600, a widely-loved vintage synthesizer. Here's a picture:

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    Gunm - Replied Nov 16, 2005

    ^^^

    fuck that THING


    ha ha ha, get it?
     
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    fermentor666 - Replied Nov 16, 2005

    What, are you kidding me? You can't knock the ARP 2600, it's one of the most important synthesizers ever made.
     
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    John Birch - Replied Nov 16, 2005

    niggas are just discovering the thing? its a remake of a 50s movie...I saw it way back in the 80s... still classic..it was just on cable too recently...
     
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    shaolinmasta - Replied Nov 16, 2005

    Yeah ive decided I have to purchase that shit, it's been stuck in my mind the whole time I was at work, watching Australia qualify for the world cup and even now, I am watching it again.

    Damn that thing was intense, it did all this fucking cool shit like eat someones head from it's owned body's head.
     
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    Kr430n5_666 - Replied Nov 16, 2005

    Music for Assault On Precinct 13 is glorious.
    That synth wins.

    It is unfortunate John Carpenter cannot make good movies anymore.
     
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    POIESIS - Replied Nov 16, 2005

    fermentor coming with the nerd fact!
    nerd fact deuce: rob bottine, the guy that did the
    special fx for that used to be one of my little
    mini-heroes back in grade 8 when me and my
    best friend used to make clay molds of rawhead
    rex and little latex scars while reading fangoria.
     
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    gasfacevictm - Replied Nov 16, 2005

    this movie rules life.
    anything with kurt russell is golden.
    BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA.
     
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    the_gooch - Replied Nov 16, 2005

    yeah this is in my top 10 favs!

    i love the fact that carpenter always scored the movies himself. the music always enhanced the tension or suspense of his films (halloween, the thing, the fog, etc..)
     
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    Tyler Durden - Replied Nov 16, 2005

    I also.
     
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    Gat Bush - Replied Nov 16, 2005

    that synth looks udd dope!


    yea the THING is one of the better movies that ive seen.
    has anyone played the game?
     
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