La película de Carpenter es a su vez un remake del clásico de terror The thing from another world, producida en 1951 por Howard Hawks y que recrea el fantástico argumento con geniales interpretaciones y escenas inquietantes. Os ayudo a elegir vuestra versión con algunos trailers.
With Halloween approaching several new movies designed to terrorized us are being released. Amongst them, we have The Thing (Matthijs van Heijningnen Jr). The plot takes us to Antarctica where a group of scientists find a strange creature in frozen state. The film is a remake of The Thing (The thing, the mystery of another world) directed in 1982 by John Carpenter. I remember having seen this movie when I was just eight or nine years old at an outdoor summer movie theater, at night, sitting on an uncomfortable cold metal chair. I think that was my first terrifying experience (in tight competition with the wicked witch from Disney's Snow White - and when I was sat on the lap of one of the Three Wise Men). With Kurt Russell as the leading actor and the wonderful Enrio Morricone in charge of the music, the movie takes us to the darkness of an isolated and cold scientific base with limited resources to face the most troubling creature ever seen. Unlike this new version, Carpenter doesn't need to use too many special effects to really frighten us.
Carpenter's movie is, in turn, a remake of the classic terror movie The Thing form Another World, produced in 1951 by Howard Hawks, which recreates this excellent plot with outstanding performances and disturbing scenes. I will help you choose your version with some trailers.