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    The Thing, 1982. Directed by John Carpenter and stars Kurt Russell as R.J. MacReady....



    Is this the most hated movie of all time? and quintessential moron movie of the 80's were a few of the critics responses to the film, now classed as a top 10 film in horror.. it barely broke even at box office but found new life in the home media market.
    i have to say i liked it first time out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post


    Agreed she does look cute (and is not without brains as well). The image is from 2011, so 9 years on she probably has kept her looks.
    Indeed, but that's a rather dowdy pic. This is much better:





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    'Night Of The Demon' just starting on Horror Channel.

    Best ever horror film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    'Night Of The Demon' just starting on Horror Channel.

    Best ever horror film.
    Yes, I was tempted, but I have seen it about a dozen times. It is definitely great though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    'Night Of The Demon' just starting on Horror Channel.

    Best ever horror film.
    wouldnt go that far.. its a decent film tho. think its available on amazon prime
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    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. Errol Flynn

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    I watched it too, after Martin provided the heads up. Had heard of the film, but never seen it before. It was ok, quite atmospheric in parts, but for me nothing special, and some of the acting was distinctly of the 'gammon variety'!

    Interesting and quirky, but very much of its time. I'm actually enjoying '13 Ghosts' more, from a similar era. which has come after it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    I watched it too, after Martin provided the heads up. Had heard of the film, but never seen it before. It was ok, quite atmospheric in parts, but for me nothing special, and some of the acting was distinctly of the 'gammon variety'!

    Interesting and quirky, but very much of its time. I'm actually enjoying '13 Ghosts' more, from a similar era. which has come after it

    Marco.
    There's just a few bits in it that are really good, like you say, the 'atmospheric' scenes like the windstorm. But they're so good they make the film.

    Originally the demon was not going to be shown, it could just be smoke or mist, and so the whole story would be more ambiguous. But the producers insisted on a monster so they has to add in the crap effects. Although I think there is a version without the close ups of the demon, which are the worst parts.

    I reckon making a really good horror must be the hardest of them all. I don't count those slasher pics as horror. A proper horror has to have atmosphere and some psychological aspect.

    'Alien' and 'Jacob's Ladder for example, but there's not many.
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    Yes, I fully agree, and slasher fests don't really do it for me either. What do you think of some of John Carpenter's output? I'm a big fan of his.

    'The Fog', for me, is superb, as is 'The Thing'.

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    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yes, I fully agree, and slasher fests don't really do it for me either. What do you think of some of John Carpenter's output? I'm a big fan of his.

    'The Fog', for me, is superb, as is 'The Thing'.

    Marco.
    Yes, always been a big fan of John Carpenter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Jacob's Ladder.
    Another goodie.

    Don't forget Hugo the ventriloquist's dummy in 'Dead of Night'.
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