Watch: Great Peek at the Practical Special Effects Behind 'The Thing'
by Ethan Anderton
December 15, 2011
Just as fast as Halloween came and went, so did The Thing, this year's horror film which went by the same name as John Carpenter's original, purported to be a sequel, but didn't feel like anything but a remake. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't all that great either. However, what is great, is some of the practical special effects done for the film that ended up being a little too polished by CGI effects when the final cut of the film was put together. Thankfully, Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. the company behind those practical effects, have released a video looking at the effects of the alien itself, which may or may not be its original form.
Here's a look at the practical effects from the remake/prequel of The Thing (via Shock Til You Drop):
You can also watch the above video in better quality from the company's YouTube page
The Thing is directed by Dutch filmmaker Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. It's set at another Antarctica research site that's invaded by an "alien life form" (the same one from John Carpenter's 1978 film, as this is a direct prequel). The discovery of an alien craft brings in graduate student Kate Lloyd (Winstead) who partners with Sam Carter (Edgerton), a helicopter pilot, to hunt down this alien. It hits DVD/Blu-Ray Jan. 31st.