The Thing: Terror Takes Shape (1998)

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A revealing and insightful look into the making of this underrated horror film.


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9 April 2018 | Platypuschow
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| The Thing Terror Takes Shape: Solid documentary
The Thing was years ahead of it's day, it was a stupidly original science fiction horror movie that looked amazing and delivered on near every single front.

This feature length documentary on the films creation is a decent enough effort though I'd have appreciated an additional 30-60 minutes

Featuring interviews with a select group of cast and crew (Many notable people including Keith David are sadly mising). We hear from the likes of leading man Kurt Russell & the films mastermind horror legend John Carpenter

The documentary covers the movies origins, how several of the special effects were created and the initial public response which alike many cult classics wasn't that favorable.

Though The Thing is an outstanding film this documentary simply doesn't cover enough and though I'd say its essential viewing for fans it could/should have been a lot more thorough.

The Good:

Decent enough interviews

Some interesting stories

The Bad:

Too short

Some stories were too vague

Things I Learnt From This Documentary:

Nobody has the right to be as cool as Kurt Russell

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