Prior to the release of the eagerly anticpated Prequel, Underground Cinema will be screening another brilliant classic, ‘The Thing’.
Director John Carpenter’s remake of the classic 1951 film of the same title(The Thing From Another World) that was released on the same day as "Blade Runner" when it hit theatres during the June of 1982. And while it is a remake,Carpenter brings his own brand of suspense to the foray,in which Kurt R…ussell,Wilford Brimley,Richard Dysart ,Richard Masur and T.K. Carter battle an alien presence in the Antarctic that winds up facing some very disturbing creatures in the vast unknown. Written by Burt Lancaster’s son William Lancaster and featuring an Ennio Morricone score(one of the few times Carpenter used music other than his own for a film). And since it opened on the same day as "Blade Runner",it didn’t do that well at the boxoffice since the film went up against Steven Spielburg’s fantasy/science-fiction family adventure flick "E.T."which was the Number One movie at the boxoffice in June of 1982.
Anyways,"The Thing" went on to become a cult following and it is regarding as one of the great science-fiction/horror films that came out of the "Class of 1982"
THE THING QUOTES: I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I’d rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS F*CKING COUCH!
The Thing will be screened in the Kingston Hotel Dun Laoghaire on Wednesday May 4th at 8pm