THE THING (1982) – John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Keith David (Deconstructing… The Thing)



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40 thoughts on “THE THING (1982) – John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Keith David (Deconstructing… The Thing)

  • NadaIvan

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    I'd like to see Afflicted deconstructed. Very underrated movie

    Tommie Patton Kendrick III

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    Underrated on so many levels… why isn't this movie talked about enough?

    Justin William

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    Deconstruct fright night 2 ,1980s movie

    PD Zombie

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    The point of the ambiguous ending is not knowing… The film is about paranoia, not surviving!
    Thanx!!!

    Ocrilat

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    Palmer, after the shadow scene but before the blood test, lights up a joint, takes a drag, and then shares it with Childs. So he can't have been infected until after that 'joint-sharing scene', or he would have infected Childs at that point, and we 'know' Childs wasn't infected then. Of course all theories rest on the assumption that MacReady's guess about the nature of the Thing that leads to the blood test is correct. We do not know if it is or isn't.

    We also don't know if it can't replicate clothing. It may very well rip through the original clothing and then replicate it for the finished victim. Either that or Bennings quickly got dressed when only partially transformed and running out of the window.

  • Sunniva B

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    I have seen it so many times and still it gives me the creeps

    Brook Bell

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    Agreed, one of the best science fiction horror movies ever. You've done such an amazing job and your voice is perfect for the media that you're analyzing. I'm happy you started this channel and I love for you to take on Ridley Scott's, starting from Prometheus and or alien. There's so much cool behind Waylon yutani. Maybe even a discussion of Ripley's daughter Amanda and if the director of district 9s vision of what alien 1.5 would've been like. I thought they were going to reboot everything and then Ridley Scott said no, I want to make Prometheus and covenant LOL period keep up the good work chap , can't wait to see the next video

    Michael Rocek

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    To this day, I the things "moan-scream" is probably the most unsettling sound from a film.

    Brian Paschal

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    Very impressive Mr. JOBLOO, great discussion & topic.

    The Chosen Ones

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    I no longer think that every cell can work independently. If that were true The Thing wouldn't have to assimilate in the way that it does.

  • Jeremy’s Iron

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    I know you have several formats on your channel, I would love to see a video surrounding the 1980s “the fly”,, I think you may have done a video on the sequel but I don’t think I’m alone when I say I want to see a video regarding the original(1980s) which is a freaking masterpiece….I think the 1950s one was actually considered a pretty good film in its day and has some iconic scenes, so maybe that could be part of the video as well I don’t know, I just got to see a video with Brundlefly

    Hugh-John Fleming

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    I am no horror/scifi fan by any metric. THIS, however, is just great cinema by every measure. What the medium is meant to be.

    Nekro Cenobite

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    Could you do the stuff

    The Jazz King

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    The prequel was terrible.

    Stephen LeGresley

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    Childs is the thing. In the scene, McReady offers him a drink and then hands him a Molotov Cocktail. Thats why McReady smiles when he sees Childs drink it without any issues.

  • Shayne Wolf

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    Keep them going but with more detail

    Klaus Goldfisch

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    You can't deconstruct THE THING…. it is a perfect horror-movie from good-old-handmade-effect-monster-movies 🙂
    BTW: I have found some THE THING-footage between your ad-compilation…

    B.

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    The moment that dog came into the camp, everyone was screwed. If all it takes is one cell (and all evidence points to that it does), then a single exhale of that dog sends cells flying. These can then reshape into ones that can survive in the air long enough to reach new hosts.

    That's why Ripley was right in Alien…

    solid snake

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    this and alien best horror movies ever

    Pilgrim Grey

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    Great video. Suggestions would be in the mouth of madness and even horizon.

    John Levesque

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    there was a short run comic book series that continued the story. It picks up with Childs and Macready at end of movie

    JACK THE DRAGON O KEEFFE

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    Childs is a thing at the end. The way he took the bottle, and drank out of it, knowing that McReady could be infected, and McReady saw this and laughed. He knew then that Childs was infected.

    BNoriginal

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    Please do Prince of Darkness

    Jeremy Riley

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    My theory: There's no way Macready survived that explosion at the end of the movie. He was at ground zero. The Macready Childs encounters is a thing. Notice how Macready laughs when Childs drinks from the bottle he offers. Possible infection?

    LORD VOLCOS

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    Macready didn't drink from the bottle he only gave it to Childs to drink. The bottle didn't contain any Alcohol it contained Gasoline cause they were making Moltov's

    cmdrcriton

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    Carpenter said look for something in the person's eyes ,if they have been assimilated the eyes have a glow or shine.

    wayne

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    Child's has had a change of clothes at the end…because he is the alien

    G Truesdale

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    Awesome video! Could you please do a review on the differences of the novelization of the 1982 film by Alan Dean Foster?

    Also I like the joke about the Palmer-Thing possibly being stoned and the original, human Palmer possibly never knowing he was ever assimilated and killed due to likely being high as a kite. Me and my family liked to joke about that goofy possibility. 😁🤣

    NiteRida

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    I don’t understand why the breath test is an indication that you are human after seeing 7:20. Bennings' breath shows.

    Adrienne Reyes

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    I live John Carpenter'sThe thing and to junk you can see a glimpse of the original version on Halloween Lindsey was watching it on tv 💀💀💀💀🤟

    Dennis Mason

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    The Thing s bloody epic. I worked for John Carpenter for two nights. John, who shares a name with me, is the most chill, as the kids say, director, like, ever. I made eighty-eight bucks and food was free. Never ever work for John (!) Landis.

    Shaine White

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    Im watching this movie right now! Lol! It's one of my favorite sci-fi horror films ever made.

    Dustin Addington

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    Holy shit, this video just cleared up something about this film that has been bugging me for years! I’ve seen this film 50 times and felt like I knew everything about it, but this was new to me.

    Ok here goes. The ONE thing about this film’s plot that I could never fully believe was that the Blair thing was able to take scrap parts from the base to be able to build a functional spaceship to leave the planet. Now the key is, I had always assumed (and never heard differently before this video from anyone), that the Blair thing was indeed trying to recreate the spaceship that we see at the beginning of the film. They both look like stereotypical flying saucers. Now, I don’t care how smart or technologically advanced the thing is, I call total bullshit on it being able to make a working spaceship capable of leaving the planet from the parts on the base.

    But, this video casually drops in (without even making a big deal of it), that the Blair thing was not making a spaceship ship to leave the planet, he was building an “anti-gravity” vehicle to be able to leave the base. Essentially just to get to a populated area somewhere else on Earth. Now, I can buy the thing being able to make a flying machine that works well enough to get from Antarctica to the southern tip of South America a hell of a lot easier than I can buy it building a freaking spaceship.

    Am I alone in this? Anyone else surprised to hear what it was actually building? Please reply and let me know.

    Anmael

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    Personally, I have always liked the idea that neither Childs nor McCready are assimilated at the end. They are both just taking one on the chin to save the world. They have managed to, with their sacrifice, take away the Thing's options. If the Thing is still alive, it is out there in the snow somewhere panicking, kind of like Azazel at the end of "Fallen." Maybe the Thing finds a cat…:)?

    Chris Adams

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    Is it me… or does this dude sound exactly like James Spader??

    justaloe

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    I recently commented that the Childs being a Thing theory was a result of people watching on Home video and being able to re-watch the film over and over. At the time this came out in 1982 those of us who saw the film assumed both he and McCready were human.

    Cullen Mitchell

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    In the book I believe that Bennings was named Benning. But I could be wrong, it has been a little while since I read it.

    Jah Punk

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    I just noticed that the assimilated Bennings has clothes on when he/It is discovered and set on fire. Seems kinda odd that it would get dressed with those lobster claws for hands.
    The recent theory about not seeing Child's breath doesn't convince me he's assimilated. Just strikes me people like to find meaning where none was placed as seen with students of The Shinning. My impression from seeing the movie fresh in the 80's was that the two "survivors" were gonna die off screen from the cold and having just destroyed their shelter.
    I seen The Thing at our local drive-in when it came out. Was an added pleasure that the drive-in was next to the freeway so I could sneak peaks of scenes from this and other movies while in transit. Cool parents/age to live in.
    I tried to return the favor by bringing people to revivals whenever it came to town. Once The Castro Theatre played it on a double feature with Videodrome.
    Speaking of….maybe do your next deconstructing video on Cronenberg's The Brood. Though I get rewards when re-watching his Maps to the Stars. Though it isn't "horror" it does seems to have literary/mythological elements at play along with its social commentary that would be good to explore. Its kinda a hard call what to deconstruct since most movies since the 1980's seem to operate on pure entertainment.

    One modern age horror film that's fun is Attack the Block.
    Just saw a Halloween party screening of Lets Scare Jessica to Death. Another movie worth deconstructing

    Brendan C. Campbell

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    The idea of both Childs and Mac being UNINFECTED scares me far more than any other possible ending. If one or both are infected it could possibly mean further invasion through the world once they are eventually discovered – which feels kinda… Schlocky and expected. Knowing (or not knowing) that they aren't infected leads your mind to thoughts of a truly awful death from exposure or possibly killing each other after being overcome by paranoia and anxiety. Chilling. No pun intended.

    Diogo Gomes

    (November 21, 2020 - 6:39 pm)

    the best horror movie ever made! nothing tops this masterpiece

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