The Pestle


Ep 90: John Carpenter’s “The Thing”

October 23, 2019

We tiptoe through John Carpenter’s “The Thing” and discuss:

  • cinematography;
  • special effects and how they tie into the theme;
  • building suspense;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

Horror is always the same. It changes with the culture and changes with technology. The stories are always the same. There are just two basic stories in horror, two simple ones — evil is outside and evil is in here [in the heart]. – John Carpenter

Short Spotlight (NSFW):

This Week’s Recommendations:

One comment

  1. Marc Israel says:

    Saw this upon release in the Theater (Im now convinced that Horror movies have to be first watched in the theater), loved this movie and your episode! Before this, Kurt Russell was thought of as a Disney stock guy and this opened it all up for him.

    Great Rec: Living With Yourself (Todd, you win as I took two nights to finish!)
    “ I hate you”
    “ I am you!“
    Sums it up!!!

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