Tuesday, July 12, 2011

This is the Weekend to Watch "The Thing"

If you've been wanting to go back and watch various versions of the classic horror story, The Thing, then this is your lucky weekend. There are two, count em, two! screenings of The Thing: the 1982 John Carpenter version at the Egyptian on Friday, and the 1951 Christian Nyby version at LACMA on Saturday.

Both films follow a team on an air base fighting off an alien in the Arctic. And both will leave you with a craving for horror. So go to one and have a blast, or go to both and compare and contrast. I really didn't mean for that to rhyme and for me to sound like some morning radio jockey. My apologies. But you should attend, nonetheless.

The Thing (1982) 109 min - Egyptian Theatre Friday, July 15, 7:30 PM, general admission: $11
(preceded by The Fly in a thrillingly creepy double-feature, combined 209 min)
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

The Thing (1951) 89 min - LACMA (Bing Theatre) Saturday, July 16, 2:00 PM, general admission: $5, LACMA members: free
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles California 90036

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