Newswire: Get Involved, Internet: Sign a petition to release the work print of 2011’s The Thing

Remakes, reboots, and reimaginings suck, right? You know, except for Heat, True Lies, Little Shop Of Horrors, True Grit, The Fly, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, and John Carpenter’s 1982 redux of Howard Hawks’ The Thing From Another World. In 2011, Universal pictures released a sort-of remake disguised as a prequel to Carpenter’s The Thing. The film was a flop. However, “horror aficionado” Aidan Cosky believes that the work print of the movie is a superior version and deserves a release.

The theatrical version of the 2011 The Thing was was rife with middling CGI, but originally, it was intended to feature good old-fashioned practical effects. John Carpenter’s take on John W. Campbell, Jr.’s Who Goes There?, while being well directed and containing some terrific performances, is probably best remembered for the gooey, gory, SFX work of Rob Bottin and Stan Winston; apparently, the makers of …

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