The Thing - The Fundamentals of Effective Horror

Horror images have a tendency to become branded into our subconscious. Jack devotes this video essay to John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982), showcasing how he combined advancements in animatronics and special effects with the fundamentals of the horror genre, to craft one of the greatest and most effective horror movies of all time.


Kurt Russell


Special & Visual Effects


The Thing


Horror Conventions & Techniques


Sci-Fi Horror


Sci-Fi Horror


John Carpenter


The Thing