The Thing's VFX Were Detailed Down To An Absurd Level

The Thing's VFX Were Detailed Down To An Absurd Level
If you ever get to utter the phrase "the day we shot the sequence of my chest exploding," you were probably involved in the making of a first-rate motion picture.

John Carpenter's "The Thing" was not well-received during its initial theatrical release 40 years ago, but its combination of bleak social commentary and psyche-scarring makeup fx quickly turned it into a horror/sci-fi classic. Rob Bottin reportedly ran himself ragged designing and executing the film's complex creature transformations, most of which blindsided audiences due to the unpredictable nature of the titular extraterrestrial. At any given moment, anyone could be hosting "The Thing." And there's no more...

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