Pingu Thing-y!July 18, 2012
Well, I wrote about this “fanfilm” earlier, but as we all noticed some people just don’t have a sense of humor, so of course it was removed from YouTube. Yes, the Pingu version of John Carpenter‘s damn classic remake of The Thing is perfectly executed and funny as well – in fact, it’s way better than the 2011 prequel/remake!
Speaking of the original remake (how’s that for a weird phrase making it into our vocabulary?), Carpenter’s 1982 movie might not have been an initial box office success – audiences preferred the cutesy E.T. when it came to aliens – but once that baby hit the video shelves it became a cult classic! Dark, paranoid, somewhat nihilistic and with amazing special effects courtesy Rob Bottin (who actually worked so hard on it he was hospitalized for exhaustion) that knocked viewers flat on their asses. Easily available on DVD there’s some beefy 2-disc special editions out there with tons of bonus material, so if you haven’t seen this – DO!