The new episode of the 80s Horror Memories docu-series looks back at John Carpenter’s 1982 classic The Thing
JoBlo.com recently launched a new weekly documentary series called 80s Horror Memories, and the first five episodes of the series were all dedicated to films that were released in 1980: Maniac, Dressed to Kill, Alligator, Friday the 13th, The Shining, Prom Night, and The Fog. The second five episodes were a journey through 1981, covering The Funhouse, The Burning, Friday the 13th Part 2, My Bloody Valentine, Halloween II, The Evil Dead, The Howling, and An American Werewolf in London, as well as the careers of horror hosts Elvira and Joe Bob Briggs. We started our look at 1982 with Conan the Barbarian, and now we’ve reached a film that many consider to be the best horror movie ever made: director John Carpenter‘s The Thing (watch or buy it HERE)! You can hear all about it in the video embedded above.
New episodes of 80s Horror Memories will be released through the YouTube channel JoBlo Horror Originals every Monday.
Here’s the info on 80s Horror Memories: It’s been over 40 years that the decade that shaped the horror movie industry began and having lived through most of those years personally, we at JoBlo/Arrow in the Head have decided to create a 10-part documentary series in which not only cover every nook and cranny of the biggest horror themes from 1980 to 1989 but also what was happening in the world at the time. Join us as we walk down Horror Memory Lane!
And here’s the info on this particular episode: Released on June 25th, 1982, The Thing seems like it would have been a slam dunk. It made more than its budget, is known as one of best horror movies ever made. While now, over 40 years later, it considered a masterpiece of tension and paranoia with some of the best practical effects ever put to film, in the summer of 1982, it was absolutely crushed. On today’s episode of 80s Horror Memories, we are looking at the movie that keeps getting better with age. John Carpenter’s The Thing.
This episode of 80s Horror Memories was written by Andrew Hatfield, narrated by Tyler Nichols, edited by Mike Conway, produced by Berge Garabedian and John Fallon, co-produced by Mike Conway, and executive produced by Berge Garabedian. The score was provided by Shawn Knippelberg. Special guests in this episode include Sandy King (They Live), Patrick Lussier (Mimic), Greg Nicotero (Evil Dead II), and Craig Perry (the Final Destination franchise).
Let us know what you thought of this episode, plus share some of your own ’80s horror memories, by leaving a comment!
Two of the previous episodes of 80s Horror Memories can be seen below. To see more of our shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals channel – and subscribe while you’re at it!
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