Tuesday, January 10, 2012

“These Videos are Trying to Imitate The Thing, Garry.”

I have yet to see The Thing remake prequel but something (probably the film’s Rotten Tomatoes score) tells me that it sucks. The film reemerges on DVD and other home formats on the 31st and I’ll check it out then. 


If I get bored waiting, I have a few Things (never gets old) I could watch, inspired by the classic Carpenter film. Hell I should probably just watch these videos for an hour and a half instead of the prequel.

The Thing Redub

If you’ve never seen this video you’ve been denying yourself some serious comedy concocted by the folks at Sequential Pictures. Who knew that Carpenter’s flick lends itself to funny, altered dialogue so perfectly? My favorite part is when the Benny Hill song kicks in. Another highlight is the exchange around 1:26. Check it out, assnoses.

John Carpenter’s The Thing: The Musical

No belly laughs for me with this one, but this video set to lyrics by jonandal.com is still pretty good.

♫I could be anyone, so watch those hands, Doc – ouch!♫

The Thing Cast Watches the Prequel

I originally saw this video - created by Nick Bosworth - on JoBlo. It’s put together really well and very clever – I didn’t realize how often the film’s characters watch TV/computer screens.

I love Wilford Brimley’s subtle nod of disapproval at 1:53 and the thought that the prequel is so bad it makes him go mad with rage. There’s only one other thing that upsets Brimley that much, and it’s diabeetus.

Pingu’s The Thing

This video's been floating around the web recently and it finally compelled me to put this post together.

It’s really well done and brings its own brand of cute and creepy to familiar scenes. Check out leehardcastle.com for more claymation craziness.


  1. Pingu's the Thing??!? Jaysus, I thought Pingu was creepy enough when I was a kid without adding The Thing into the mix!

    1. And now I have to confess that I wasn't familiar with Pingu. I think it may have been one of those things I saw occasionally as a kid but it didn't really stick with me.

      Pretty creepy though.

  2. I don't remember that episode of Pingu...

  3. I think it was lost along with The Shining and The Exorcist episodes.