CAN “THE THING 2011” COMPETE WITH THE 1982 ORIGINAL? SHOULD IT?

The 1982 movie “The Thing,” directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell, is high on our list of The Scariest Movies Ever Made – and we don’t scare that easily. When we learned that another version of “The Thing” is being released this fall, we were naturally appalled because perfection should not be tampered with. However “The Thing 2011,” is described as a prequal and documents what happened at the Norwegian research institute in the Antarctic before Kurt’s American team arrived. Special effects have made such strides since 1982 that this film MIGHT compete with the original, but we’ll have to see it to believe it. Check out the trailer.

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Posted by Janet on August 15, 2011

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  1. By Henry
    On August 15, 2011 at

    Gee, a remake, of a remake, of the 1950’s original – how refreshing (NOT)

  2. By Patrick
    On August 15, 2011 at

    A prequel is a good idea. The throbbing original soundrack is cool.
    The Thing, Alien and The Exorcist. Best horror movies ever.

  3. By Walt Cliff
    On August 15, 2011 at

    I will definitely go see this one. However, it would have to be pretty darn entertaining to beat John Carpenter’s 1982 version.

    It’s always nice to go see scary movies in the month of October. I think it makes Halloween all the more special…..and creepy!!!

  4. By Walt Cliff
    On August 15, 2011 at

    Anybody heard from my buddy Leo? I suspect he is still celebrating his birthday and mine!!! 🙂 lol

  5. By Muffin
    On August 15, 2011 at

    Not sure about this movie, but the Remake of Fright Night looks eerily good.

  6. By pippa martins-st. onge
    On August 15, 2011 at

    Janet, the readers are generally tired of you referring to yourself as a group of persons.

  7. By Gidget
    On August 15, 2011 at

    The “original” starred “Gunsmoke’s” James Arness. Check it out, JC!!

  8. By forrest gump
    On August 16, 2011 at

    I’m sure nobody is curious about this SHIT!!!

  9. By yoyo
    On August 16, 2011 at

    @Patrick,

    I agree with your list but Exorcist tops the list hands down. Just thinking of Regan Macneil’s face, that creepy music sends chills down the ol’ spine.

  10. By Casonia Sade Logenberry..Really shocking to see Jamie hit the road..But she was a smart ass and had a really bad personality but she did not stay on top of things and gave him Burnt Veggies and seem not to speak up when she needed to! Weak to some degree.
    On August 16, 2011 at

    I think it is wonderful to re-make other movies and that is wonderful to come up with new ideas and more attractive people to play the parts of the movie and make it better in some way and it is good to look at improving a movie and bring attention to the other people who did the movies in the pass and it is a good way of telling this other actor and pass people..Thank you for bringing something to think about in pictures.

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