08 The Thing

This week on The John Carpentcast, Nick and Chris will brave the cold and isolation of the Antarctic along with artist/musician Derk Harron to talk about Carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi/horror masterpiece The Thing. Fans have debated for decades about the film’s cryptic ending – but we’d really like to hear from you. Is it MacReady or Childs? Neither? Both?

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Media mentioned in this episode:

  • Thing score used in Hateful Eight.
  • Creepy musical reference to 2001.
  • Karl Pilkington’s Doppelganger
  • The Thing PS2 game
  • “The Pod Scene” reference from 2001.
  • Making The Thing.