The Art of THE THING: Creating Grotesque Beauty

Ryan Hollinger devotes this video essay to John Carpenter’s The Thing, exploring where it adheres to and departs from the novella it’s based on, and illustrating how Carpenter builds tension and suspense throughout the film by withholding information from the audience, which keeps us in the dark, much like the characters in the film.

Ryan Hollinger

Videos: 110


Building Tension & Suspense


Kurt Russell


The Thing


Sci-Fi Horror


Sci-Fi Horror


John Carpenter


The Thing