Saturday, October 9, 2010

John Carpenter's The Thing - O.S.T. by Ennio Morricone

John Carpenter's 1982 horror masterpiece The Thing is one of the very few remakes that I absolutely love. It is very bleak, full of paranoia, full of splattery fx work, and it's all set against a frozen wasteland backdrop and Ennio Morricone's very Carpenter-esque score. If you have never seen The Thing, you must. The soundtrack is a haunting experience in it's on right also. Possibly Kurt Russell's best moive, could also be Carpenter's best also. And, I will say it again, Rob Bottin's FX work is still jaw dropping and queasiness inducing some 28 years later, and could possibly never be equaled. An absolute masterpiece of terror.


  1. Kingsport, TN eh? I guess its true what they say, its a small world. I'm from Kingsport also, although I'm currently living in Oklahoma. I wonder if we know each other? I would rather not post my name publicly, but I will say that I went to Sevier & Ketron for middle school, then Sullivan North High School. Chances are if you didn't attend one of those schools we probably wouldn't know each other though.

    I also happen to run a music blog which you can find here: and a music blog aggregator/blogroll here: We appear to be into some of the same stuff. I noticed you're into Lovecraft, so you might want to check the Lovecraft label on my blog. I put up a shitload of Lovecraft audiobooks, graphic novels, e-books, etc. a couple of years ago. Hopefully most of the download links will still be active, but if not just let me know and I'll reupload them for you. I also noticed your request for EC Comics. I've been posting issues of "Creepy" and "Eerie" for "Halloween Countdown 2010", but I was considering posting issues of "Tales From the Crypt" and "Vault of Horror" also. I put up a Halloween Request thread if you want to request anything related. My readers are pretty good about coming through for me when I do make requests.

    I hope you'll stop by and check out my blog and say hello soon. I'm going to start exploring your blog a bit further now. Take care.


  2. i went to sevier for middle school, and db for high school and graduated in 2000. send me an email sometime. thanks for checking the site out.

  3. I looked for your e-mail in your blogger profile but it isn't listed. I see you have the Networked blogs widget in your sidebar. Are you on facebook? If so, it would be easier for me to communicate with you that way.

  4. yes, i am on facebook. Doug Allison is the name. look me up.