It's comforting to know that John Carpenter's The Thing is still held in such high regard after 35 years, as it's one of my all-time favorites that I still faithfully watch a few times a year. The film's legend seems to grow every year, especially on this anniversary occasion.
Carpenter's riveting adaptation of the 1938 John W. Campbell novella, "Who Goes There?", sticks much closer to the source material than the Christian Nyby-directed outing of 1951. It's instilled with a haunting Ennio Morricone score, striking, sub-zero cinematography by Dean Cundey (Halloween, Jurassic Park) and brilliant practical effects from Rob Bottin, not to mention the tight cast starring Kurt Russell, Keith David, Wilford Brimley, Richard Dysart, et al.
A deluxe new anniversary edition from Printed In Blood titled, The Thing: Artbook, is a mammoth, 400-page beast filled with over 375 pages of original illustrations, sketches and drawings by an international assembly of hundreds of artists all inspired by Carpenter's iconic sci-fi horror gem. It's due out in July but you can pre-order it now HERE for $39.99.
Here's the official description:
Celebrating the 35th anniversary of John Carpenter’s sci-fi/horror classic film The Thing, this 400-page first edition of Printed In Blood’s artbook series features over 375 brand-new pieces of artwork created specifically for this volume. Bringing together artists from the worlds of comics, fine art, animation and illustration. Over 350 artists from all over the world have contributed art for this comprehensive collection, which includes an all-new introduction by horror director/actor/producer Eli Roth and an afterword by the Master of Horror himself, John Carpenter.
Here's a frosty preview of edition images fresh from this awesome The Thing tribute tome in the gallery below!
(Via Geek Tyrant)