1982’s ‘The Thing’: Please No More Remakes–We Have Reached Perfection (review)

John Carpenter’s remake of 1951’s The Thing from Another World. A group of people at the National Science Institute Station in Antarctica are menaced by a shape shifting alien that can pass itself off as a myriad of seemingly harmless things, from a dog to a fellow colleague. Since the being could rapidly infect theContinue reading “1982’s ‘The Thing’: Please No More Remakes–We Have Reached Perfection (review)”

1982’s ‘The Dark Crystal’ is Terrifying but Ultimately Optimistic (review)

Directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, acted by puppets. In a dying world, the only hope is to repair the cracked Dark Crystal. The task of doing so falls to Jen, a Gelfling (they’re kinda like elves) who was raised by the kindly Mystics (a cross between a horse and something with four arms).Continue reading “1982’s ‘The Dark Crystal’ is Terrifying but Ultimately Optimistic (review)”

1982’s ‘Madman’ Has it All: Boobs, Murder, and…Philosophy (review)

Released two years after Friday the 13th, with basically the same plot: crazy guy mows down naughty camp counselors. Except this guy has a way more awesome back-story (and his own theme song): Madman Marz was an evil farmer/axe murderer who was hanged by townspeople and left for dead. At the mention of his nameContinue reading “1982’s ‘Madman’ Has it All: Boobs, Murder, and…Philosophy (review)”