Frozen Meets The Thing In This Adorably Vile Claymation Mash-Up

Animator Lee Hardcastle shares his latest creation, a lovingly gory, amazingly accurate claymation sequence that imagines what would happen if the Frozen gang enacted the blood-test scene from John Carpenter's The Thing. » 2/21/15 12:00pm 2/21/15 12:00pm

This Horrifying Short Film Is The Thing Meets The Fly In A Capri Sun Ad

Thanks to "Too Many Cooks," we may be approaching the Renaissance era of truly fucked up short films. And now we give you a 90s-inspired Capri Sun type commercial, that's one part The Fly and another part The Thing. May god have mercy on your souls. » 2/03/15 3:40pm 2/03/15 3:40pm

This Read-Along Version Of The Thing Is The Best Bedtime Story Ever

Remember Read-Along books? (No, not you, young people.) The books where you also had a record of someone narrating it, and you'd turn the page every time you heard he chime? Well, someone made one for John Carpenter's The Thing, and it's awesome. » 8/20/14 3:40pm 8/20/14 3:40pm

Ronald D. Moore explains why he's back on Syfy with Helix

Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D. Moore is finally coming back to television, to bring us Helix, a show set in an Arctic research facility, studying a plague that could wipe out our planet. So how much of Moore's scrapped script for The Thing wound up in there? And why isn't he doing another spaceship show? » 4/12/13 1:47pm 4/12/13 1:47pm

Could this be the official ending to John Carpenter's The Thing?

One great ambiguous ending is the last scene in John Carpenter's The Thing. Even short films have been made dissecting the last few minutes where Kurt Russell and Keith David drink to their impending doom. Earlier this week a completely unverified rumor popped up on Reddit claiming to know who was infected in the… » 2/19/13 8:00am 2/19/13 8:00am

Ron D. Moore's new Syfy series sounds a bit like his never-made The…

Fantastic news Ronald D. Moore is returning to Syfy with a brand new series. Which means hard science fiction could finally be returning to the Syfy Channel, and we might finally get a peek at his script for the remake of The Thing that never saw the light of day. Why? Because the plot of Helix sounds a hell of a lot… » 1/17/13 12:55pm 1/17/13 12:55pm

Tetsuo wins and Gotham lies in ashes in Alternate Ending art

What if the Nazis defeated Indiana Jones, Bane destroyed Gotham City, and Tetsuo reigned supreme over Neo-Tokyo? Bottleneck Gallery's Alternate Ending show celebrates filmdom's losers by imaging popular movies with very different endings. » 12/15/12 1:00pm 12/15/12 1:00pm

The Thing from The Fantastic Four made out of pumpkins is sort of genius

Is it just us, or is the internet stepping up their Halloween game hard this year? Look no further than this 6'4" jack o' lantern by Tigrus (construction process here). Eleven pumpkins sacrificed their existences as decorative squashes to transform into your ever-lovin' blue-eyed pal from Yancy Street. And who knew… » 10/23/12 6:45am 10/23/12 6:45am

What if The Thing had its own kid-friendly 1980s toy line?

Remember how old Alien toy ads transformed xenobiological body horror into an excuse to sell action figures? Fake commercial maker Arlox has harnessed this instinct for this Saturday morning spot shilling articulated plastic based on John Carpenter's The Thing. "Happy birthday, kids! You all got mutated torsos." » 8/28/12 8:20am 8/28/12 8:20am

What if The Thing starred the beloved claymation penguin Pingu?

Watch Lee Hardcastle's beautiful hybrid of the 1980s stop-motion TV show Pingu crossed with John Carpenter's alien horror movie The Thing! We've never seen so much clay penguin blood! Hat tip to syafiqjabar of Mars. » 1/04/12 7:20am 1/04/12 7:20am

io9’s 50 Scariest Movies Of All Time: The Top 10

What is the scariest science fiction or fantasy film of all time? Which classic horror movies stand above the rest, as the most terrifying? » 10/31/11 3:04pm 10/31/11 3:04pm

The cast of the original Thing is duly unimpressed with the 2011 prequel

John Carpenter's The Thing has inspired musical tributes, deep video exegesis, and even that prequel which came out last weekend. But what do MacReady, Childs, and the gang make of this new film? No sir, they don't like it. » 10/18/11 8:45am 10/18/11 8:45am

Why Real Steel crushed the weekend's remakes/prequels at the box office

We really liked Real Steel — it wasn't a deep character study, or a brilliant epic, but it was a fun movie about robots beating the crap out of each other. And it had a boy befriending a huge robot, which he then upgraded. It was a robot movie which managed to avoid getting hung up on the question of whether the… » 10/17/11 2:30pm 10/17/11 2:30pm

The Thing prequel is a fun horror film with one fatal flaw

The Thing, a prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 gory scifi thriller of the same name, is a solid horror movie with a great leading performance from Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a heroic scientist with a flamethrower. It's tense, creepy, and even has a pretty well-developed sense of wonder. Though it's definitely worth… » 10/14/11 4:02pm 10/14/11 4:02pm

An incredible short story told from the perspective of the alien in…

If you love the John Carpenter version of The Thing and are dreading the remake coming to a theater near you, or if you just love stories that successfully represent a truly alien point of view, then you need to read Peter Watts' Hugo-nominated story "The Things." It's the John Carpenter flick, but from the point of… » 10/14/11 8:30am 10/14/11 8:30am

The director of The Thing reveals the alien's secret backstory

While writing and shooting the prequel to John Carpenter's ice-cold horror story The Thing, director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. had a chance to explore the original movie's backstory. Find out how and why the thing crashed on Earth in our exclusive interview. » 10/13/11 3:16pm 10/13/11 3:16pm

All the John Carpenter Easter Eggs in The Thing prequel

The Thing prequel's cast and crew reveal their favorite nods to the John Carpenter classic hidden in the new film. Which we then chopped up and recreated with original 1982 Carpenter footage so you'll know exactly what to look for inside this horror film. » 10/12/11 7:40pm 10/12/11 7:40pm

James Cameron reveals how Sigourney Weaver could appear in the Avatar

Director Andrew Stanton reveals what it'll take for there to be a John Carter sequel. Check out a bunch of new sneak peeks for The Adventures of Tintin. Aaron Eckhart is Frankenstein. Plus Robert Kirkman talks Walking Dead season two! » 10/12/11 6:00am 10/12/11 6:00am

10 Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Must Never Have…

This Friday, the prequel to The Thing comes out, and we're going to get to find out all about what happened before John Carpenter's totally self-contained movie. Will Hollywood never stop tacking on prequels to the beginning of movies that don't need them? Probably not. » 10/11/11 10:49am 10/11/11 10:49am

John Carpenter's The Thing, as told by the golden pipes of Frank Sinatra

Honestly, I'm of the mind that if you haven't seen The Thing yet, you really owe it to yourself to watch the damn movie. But if you need a crash course in John Carpenter's Antarctic bodysnatcher classic, it's hard to beat this recap by an ersatz Ol' Blue Eyes. Who knew big band and body horror complemented each other… » 10/10/11 6:30am 10/10/11 6:30am