Grimm Up North
This summer in the UK has been “John Carpenter Season” thanks to Manchester’s Grimm Up North, and it’s coming to a terrifying close this week with a special screening of The Thing at The Dancehouse that includes an exclusive video intro from the horror master himself.
They’ll also have some amazing prizes like a large framed unique edition print of the official “John Carpenter Season” poster plus 3-month subscriptions to Starburst Magazine. The doors open at 7.30 pm this Thursday, 17 July, and the film starts at 8.00 pm.
â€œI dunno what the hellâ€™s in there, but itâ€™s weird and pissed off, whatever it is.â€
The Thing follows a group of scientists at an Arctic research station who discover an alien spacecraft under the thick ice and thaw out the alien body found aboard. What they donâ€™t know is that the alien can assume any human form, and before long the scientists canâ€™t tell whoâ€™s real and whoâ€™s a deadly alien threat.
Kurt Russell leads the battle against the terrifying intruder, and the supporting cast includes Richard Masur, Richard Dysart, Donald Moffat, and Wilford Brimley. John Carpenterâ€™s The Thing is both a remake of Howard Hawksâ€™ 1951 film of the same name and a re-adaptation of the John W. Campbell, Jr., story â€œWho Goes There?â€ on which it was based. Carpenterâ€™s film is more faithful to Campbellâ€™s story than Hawksâ€™ version and also substantially more reliant on special effects, provided in abundance by a team of over 40 technicians, including veteran creature-effects artists Rob Bottin and Stan Winston.
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