The Canon Podcast | ‘The Thing’ (1982)

Happy Wednesday Screenagers! The Canon: An Essential Movies Watchlist is back with more movie magic. This week, we’re talking The Thing.

We hope you enjoy listening!

Episode 25: The Thing (1982)

What the heck is that Thing?! The Canon continues its celebration of the season of spooks with John Carpenter’s classic creature feature. Screenwriter Connor McKnight joins Raf to discuss paranoia, isolation, existential dread, and whether a movie about all of those things can have a happy ending. Oh and also, those practical effects in this movie are wild.

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We’ll be back next week with another essential movie. Until then, let us know your thoughts on The Thing in the comments below!

Author: Raf Stitt

Brooklyn based. Full time movie fan, part time podcaster, occasional writer. Follow on Twitter: @rafstitt