Popcorn Frights is proud to celebrate its inaugural Wicked Weekend with a John Carpenter bash of his favorite horror classics! Prepare to have your mind annihilated as we present for one-night-only the ultimate experience in alien terror, THE THING! Flamethrowers, gooey practical effects, Cthulhuian terror, claustrophobic dread, and glorious pillowy beards, this brain blast has it all — and no equal. See it large and loud with a tall glass of scotch!
Kurt Russell’s beautiful beard captains the manliest of manly casts in John Carpenter’s monster masterpiece of aliens, paranoia, and sub-zero temperatures. Twelve men have just discovered…something. For 100,000 years it was buried in the snow and ice. Now, it has found a place to live…inside the closest warm body, where no one can see, hear, or even feel it. Be ready for hours and hours of paranoid fun!
A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.
John Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, musician, and composer. Although Carpenter has worked with various film genres, he is associated most commonly with horror, action and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s.
Most films of Carpenter’s career were initially commercial and critical failures, with the notable exceptions of Halloween(1978), The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981), and Starman (1984). However, many of Carpenter’s films from the 1970s and the 1980s have come to be considered as cult classics, and he has been acknowledged as an influential filmmaker. The cult classics that Carpenter has directed include Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), The Thing(1982), Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Prince of Darkness (1987), They Live (1988), and In the Mouth of Madness (1995). He returned to the Halloween franchise as both composer and executive producer for the horror sequel Halloween (2018).