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The Thing

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

  1. shaolinmasta

    shaolinmasta Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 26, 2003 Messages: 7,884 Likes Received: 157
    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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  2. CRAMPS

    CRAMPS Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 6, 2003 Messages: 1,600 Likes Received: 0
    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
     
  3. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 1
    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.
     
  4. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
    YES

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

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    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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  6. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

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    ^^^

    fuck that THING


    ha ha ha, get it?
     
  7. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    What, are you kidding me? You can't knock the ARP 2600, it's one of the most important synthesizers ever made.
     
  8. John Birch

    John Birch Member

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    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...
     
  9. shaolinmasta

    shaolinmasta Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 26, 2003 Messages: 7,884 Likes Received: 157
    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.
     
  10. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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

    It is unfortunate John Carpenter cannot make good movies anymore.
     
  11. POIESIS

    POIESIS Member

    Joined: Aug 10, 2004 Messages: 879 Likes Received: 0
    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.
     
  12. gasfacevictm

    gasfacevictm 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Jul 29, 2003 Messages: 10,415 Likes Received: 707
    this movie rules life.
    anything with kurt russell is golden.
    BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA.
     
  13. the_gooch

    the_gooch 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 15, 2002 Messages: 11,566 Likes Received: 429
    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..)
     
  14. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 18, 2001 Messages: 5,263 Likes Received: 40
    I also.
     
  15. Gat Bush

    Gat Bush Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 23, 2003 Messages: 9,817 Likes Received: 129
    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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