E26: The Thing (1982)

The Thing

It’s the podcast where a filmmaker, a comedian, an actor and a horror fan all find themselves stranded in the snowstorm of the 80s movies we love, hate, hate to love and love to hate… and no one knows WHO to trust as we revisit these movies with a significant amount of nostalgia but, also with modern eyes.

THIS is Epsidode 26 The Thing – a movie selection from 1982

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1982: The Thing

IMDB Says… A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

Meet the Guests

Adam Rini insists that you remember him from E06: the Breakfast Club. Therefore we will say no more about it.

Jonathan ElliottJonathan Hayes Franklin Elliott is a security systems coordinator by day, alcohol aficionado by night, and only uses his full name when he’s trying to be pretentious and sound important. Past hobbies include: ballet, photography, writing, shooting, and reading. Current hobbies include: curling, infrequent blogging, listening to audio books, and comparing modern horror films to the classics. Future aspirations include watching the world burn. As an Aries and ENTP, he’s typically very competitive, and while he doesn’t mean to be patronizing, he genuinely believes he’s better than you. However, his +10 charisma often fools people into finding him charming. He’s a wanderer at heart, and would love nothing better than leaving to travel the world at a moment’s notice.

(interestingly, in this photo Jonathan is being murdered by I.N.F.O. …a robot from Nathan’s web series Voyage Trekkers played by frequent Most Excellent guest Craig Curtis!)

Deep Cut Recommendations

As we all know, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes and awesome places like that will always give you some recommendations… People who liked THIS also liked THIS. Your Most Excellent Hosts have their own recommendations, perhaps a bit further off the beaten track.

Nathan recommends the Shining… another masterful horror movie that also includes copious amounts of snow.

Jonathan recommends another creepy who is who and whose got what in where movie, 1978’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Adam recommends another toe dip into the Kurt Russel pond with Tombstone.

And Krissy wants you to go back in the X-Files to check out Ice… behold as Scully checks Mulder for parasites…

What’s Next?

Next up on the Most Excellent 80s Movies Podcast is a comedy! We’re watching This Is Spinal Tap from 1984.

IMDB Says… Spinal Tap, one of England’s loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.


Listen to E23: Short Circuit (1986)

Listen to E24: Robocop (1987)