I was going to save this one for closer to Halloween, but there is a new prequel hitting the theaters this weekend that may tarnish the image of this franchise, if early reviews are any indication. John Carpenter got his break directing the landmark horror film 'Halloween', but for my money his best movie and my favorite horror movie is 1982's 'The Thing'. Forget the cliche' of a teen boys and girls getting chased by some evil killer. This movie is just the opposite, in fact there are no teens and no female characters to be found.
Kurt Russell is the star of a talented ensemble cast that even includes Wilford Brimley dropping an 'F-bomb'! They are all American scientists stationed in the middle of nowhere Antarctica who are stirred out of their normal routine by a nearby Norwegian camp hunting down a dog approaching the Americans.