film program
The Thing
08.07. at 21:15h
Country: USA
1982, 109min
John Carpenter
Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David
Official Trailer
Sinopsis: John Carpenter’s The Thing is one hell of a monster movie. For one, the monster itself, in all its manifestations, has become an icon of the horror genre. The first time we see the creature in its true form, its changing from a dog into a bloody mess of limbs and tentacles right before our eyes. This gives us a taste of just how creepy this intruder can be, yet it’s only the beginning. Once it starts mimicking members of the crew, the creature becomes even more terrifying, raising the tension to a nearly unbearable level.
Bio: John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky University and then USC film school in Los Angeles. He began making short films in 1962, and won an Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short Subject in 1970, for The Resurrection of Broncho Billy (1970), which he made while at USC. Carpenter formed a band in the mid-1970s called The Coupe de Villes, which included future directors Tommy Lee Wallace and Nick Castle. Since the 1970s, he has had numerous roles in the film industry including writer, actor, composer, producer, and director. After directing Dark Star (1974), he has helmed both classic horror films like Noć vještica (1978), The Fog (1980), and Stvor (1982), and noted sci-fi tales like New York 1997 (1981) and Starman (1984)., The Fly, Naked Lunch and The Crash.