I have never been a fan of remakes though sometimes…sometimes they just work. For instance, John Carpenter’s 1982 movie The Thing is a remake of Christian Nyby’s (with uncredited direction from Howard Hawks) The Thing From Another World or David Cronenberg’s 1986 movie The Fly, a remake of the 1958 original. Both are far better […]
With John Carpenter’s 1982 movie The Thing–based on Christian Nyby’s 1951 movie The Thing From Another World and the original John Campbell short novel, Who Goes There?–we got to see a director at the peak of his powers.
“Harbinger Down isn’t a bad movie, though it mimics a much better one.”