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Horror History: Check Out the Original Press Kit for John Carpenter's The Thing

Few films in the history of horror cinema have had a greater impact on the genre than John Carpenter's The Thing. The film, simply put, is as close to perfect as they come. Now it's time to take a look back and check out the press kit for this 1982 masterpiece.

The Thing's New Spider Head Could've Looked Like This - A Dread Central Live Clip

In this week's edition of Dread Central Live, special effects guru Vincent Guastini brought some props to the studio and showed us his interpretation of what the spider head from the new The Thing would've looked like.

Studio ADI Releases Another The Thing Animatronic Video

Yep, it's Christmas day, kids, and just as they do every so often, Studio ADI has released another behind-the-scenes look at one of the animatronic creatures we saw way too little of in The Thing prequel. It's like pissing in our holiday hot chocolate, I tell ya.

Holiday Horrors: Rankin and Bass' THE THING

Thousands of years ago it crashed, and this thing... gets thrown out, or crawls out, and it ends up freezing in the ice. Chariots of the Gods, man. They practically own the North Pole. I mean, they taught the elves everything they know.

Prep for the Assault on Precinct 13 Blu-ray Release by Counting Down the Top 10 John Carpenter Films

The title "Master of Horror" is thrown around quite a bit. Often it’s warranted but sometimes not so much. In the case of filmmaker John Carpenter, however, you cannot heap enough accolades upon him.

More Mondo Mayhem - Predator, Prometheus, The Thing

Here we go again. More artwork to die for from the folks over at Mondo. Next on the chopping block for them is a trio of interstellar lunacy in the form of incredible eye candy for Predator, Prometheus and John Carpenter's The Thing.

The Thing that Could Have Been - What You Didn't See in John Carpenter's Masterpiece

Lots of footage has come out that was unused from the premake of John Carpenter's The Thing, but what you may not know is that the original 1981 film could have ended up a lot different as well. Read on for details.

Mondo Releasing The Thing, Son of Frankenstein, and White Zombie Posters on May 23rd

Honestly, we thought about not doing this story so we'd have a better chance of scoring one of these bad boys ourselves, but because we love you guys, here's news on the latest Mondo posters coming our way.

Exclusive Modern Masters of Horror Interview Series: In-Depth with John Carpenter

John Carpenter has been making films for longer than you have been living. Do the math. His post college career, alone, is probably longer than your lifespan.

Kurt Russell Shares Thoughts and Stories Regarding The Thing

During the recent AFI at the Movies event at the Arclight in Hollywood, Kurt Russell was on hand to introduce the 1982 John Carpenter classic The Thing. Before the start of the flick Russell reminisced about his time on set and more. Check it out!

Mondo Artist Mike Mitchell Profiles Some Genre Greats

If you're anything like us, then you appreciate the artwork that the Austin, Texas-based company Mondo has brought to the world. The word "beautiful" simply does not cut it sometimes. New has come regarding their next gallery show for artist Mike Mitchell, and we have some samples. Dig it!

Happy 420 - Our Top 5 Favorite Stoners in Horror

It only happens once a year officially, but any devoted pothead will tell you that 420 happens at least once a day. For the uninitiated, 420 is a term used primarily in North America that refers to the consumption of cannabis and, by extension, a way to identify oneself with cannabis subculture.

Another Round of Unused Animatronics from The Thing Prequel

Every few months or so another behind-the-scenes video from Universal's prequel to The Thing slips online and makes us want to set our pubes ablaze with great fury over how cool this movie could have been. This is one of those times.

More Unused Animatronics from The Thing Prequel

Every time that we discuss the prequel to The Thing, a sense of both sadness and bewilderment washes over us. Short of the ridiculous third act and the dumb decision to change the way that them crazy Swedes access the UFO, there was a good movie in there.

Six Killer Horror Soundtracks to Rattle Your Bones

Do you know how many horror movies that have completely forgettable music will still end up with a soundtrack available for purchase? I can't tell you the amount of times I've gotten to the end of the credits of a terrible movie and saw "Soundtrack available on ________ records."