“I was very skeptical of the remake/prequel of The Thing, however i found it to be quite the little gem”
“"The Thing" (2011) was an OK modern horror film. It had a creature that was constantly nipping at the heels of the protagonist. But it lacked what made the John Carpenter’s so great: a true sense of paranoia. The thing in Carpenter’s only "attacked" when it’s survival was threatened, and you never knew who was human or not. In the new one, the thing is constantly pursuing everybody, so the fear comes from the jump out and chase scenes. The original was so gritty, scary, and amazing."
“The Thing ‘11 was quite impressive. A killer like that, that can be whoever and you wouldn’t know is terrifying.”
“The only reason i watched the remake to The Thing was for Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Forgive me John Carpenter, i am a slave to a pretty face”
“I couldn’t watch all of John Carpenter’s The Thing. I was laughing way too much at it. I walked out of the room after the head sprouted legs and started crawling around the floor.”
"I prefer "The Thing from Another World" to John Carpenter’s remake. But the final scene of the 2011 prequel, made me interested to go back and watch John Carpenter’s again. I’ve found a new love for it, but the 1951 will always be my favourite."
“More kids should see The Thing. And I think the prequel is a perfect way to get them to recognize the original classic.”
“I love the atmosphere of dread and paranoia the 1982 The Thing had. The prequel was instead just a ‘creature feature’ and it didn’t satisfy me at ALL.”
“Jaws, the Thing, the Alien trilogy - they never once scared me but they are all my favorite horror movies, period, and I think they are better than 99% of the ‘scary’ crap that’s made today.”