The Thing (2011)

“Unnecessary” is a common rebuff for sequels and prequels, as if art itself is actually necessary (maybe as nourishment for the soul, but not in the same way say, chemotherapy or quitting smoking is necessary). So The Thing is Matthijs van Heijningen Jr’s prequel to the John Carpenter film everyone knows and loves, or should knowContinue reading “The Thing (2011)”

The Blob

Director Chuck Russell is the guy behind one of the Top 3 horror sequels of all time, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. So it’s no surprise that his directorial fineries heighten The Blob, a practical effects-a-palooza and fitting tribute to its 1958 predecessor. A remake of the seminal cheap teen drive-in Steve McQueen starrer,Continue reading “The Blob”