This upcoming weekend, Tim, Keenan, and I are going to be at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend, where we’ll have TONS of stuff to give away at our panel (Saturday, 2:30pm, Lime Room), including passes to an early screening of Universal Pictures’ The Thing, the Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.-directed prequel to John Carpenter’s remake. The Orlando screening is taking place at AMC Universal on Tuesday, October 11 at 7:30 PM. Read past the break for your second chance to win.
Trivia Question: In John Carpenter’s The Thing, who provided the voice for MacReady’s computer?
Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller The Thing, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet.
Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up.
When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish.