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In my opinion we have two half-decent remakes on our new release shelves at the moment. One of them is FRIGHT NIGHT. The other one is THE THING. The utterly watchable Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Death Proof & Scott Pilgrim vs The World) leads an impressive cast including Aussie-star-on-the-rise, Joel Edgerton in a rather intense little sci-fi thriller that would make John Carpenter proud. Or at the very least… heaps of cash. But seriously, whether you’re a fan of the original or not, it’s worth checking out. It’s fast-paced and remains true to the spirit of Carpenter’s classic.
Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller The Thing, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as theyre infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet.