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The Thing (2011) - Donation Bonus

Almost 30 years after John Carpenter's vision of The Thing fizzled in theaters comes this new film The Thing. With a title identical to the 1982 film, this new tale is a prequel to Carpenter's film, showing how a group of Norwegian scientists in Antarctica discover an alien craft, and a living creature frozen in ice. Can this new Thing successfully imitate the terror of Carpenter's film? Will hosts Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob be able to tell which Thing is the real Thing? Donate to Now Playing to find out!

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The Thing (1982) - Donation Bonus

In 1982 audiences looked to space as a summer film showed the impact that can happen when a stranded alien life form is found on Earth by scientists. Yes, E.T. was 1982's summer hit, and this film, John Carpenter's The Thing, was a flop. But in the 90's audiences discovered this film and now it is the subject of comic books, action figures, video games, and a prequel film that has the Now Playing hosts very excited! Now join our hosts as Jakob and Arnie join Stuart to discuss one of his favorite films -- The Thing! What makes this film so good? Listen to this preview, then donate $25 or more to Now Playing to find out!

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The Thing From Another World - Donation Bonus

John Carpenter's 1982 movie The Thing, based on John Campbell's short story "Who Goes There", is a cult classic. A flop in its day, the film had a renaissance in the 1990s as it was discovered by a new generation of film lovers. With a new installment in The Thing series coming out this month, Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob take a look back at the entire Thing series, starting with this 1951 original adaptation of Campbell's story--The Thing From Another World. More about Commie Carrots than shape-shifting monsters, the film has been selected for preservation in the National Film Registry for being "culturally significant". But is it entertaining? Donate to Now Playing to find out!

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