In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Trailer Tuesdays: The Thing (1982)

I decided to go with a classic today, John Carpenter's The Thing.

Trailer courtesy of Buzzati.

Back in the eighties, VHS previews would sometimes follow the movie, and I still remember that trailer coming on after the credits rolled on whatever horror flick my father happened to rent that weekend. I recall it being a lot shorter, but the image of those letters crawling across the screen and that sound Bennings makes just before he gets torched stayed with me. This would've been circa '83, so my only knowledge of the movie then, was the iconic poster I saw at the Drive-In the summer before. I believe it was a few more years before I finally saw it, and boy, what an experience. The Thing still remains one of the few effects-heavy films that still holds up today. It also helps that it is fucking perfect in every way possible. But, you already know that, don't you?

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