The Thing

Editor's Rating: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Joel Edgerton
Ulrich Thomsen
Directed By: 
Matthijs van Heijningen Jr

The problem with Hollywood horror movies these days is that they simply don’t scare us. Short of stealing from Japan, Thailand and South Korea or using surveillance camera footage of people moving with demonic speed, they make us laugh more often than lurch in our seats. Similarly, alien invasion flicks of late have been appalling, largely because of the silliness of the way the aliens look. Well, this prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 film of the same name gets it right, delivering an unexpected bit of terror.

Opening Date: 
Thu, 2011-10-13
Running Time: 
Kurt Ganapathy