The Thing (1982)

The Thing first published by Little White Lies, as the 44th entry in my Cinema Psychotronicum column John Carpenter’s eighth feature – and his first for a major studio (Universal) – The Thing is an adaptation of John W. Campbell’s 1938 novella Who Goes There?, and a loose remake of Chris Nyby’s adaptation The Thing From…

Tomahawk

Bone Tomahawk (2015)

Bone Tomahawk first published in Sight & Sound, March 2016 Review: “Riders comin’ in one way, savages the other,” says Buddy (Sid Haig) to his bushwhacking partner Purvis (David Arquette), describing, in the opening sequence to Bone Tomahawk, the no man’s land that they have entered between civilisation and the stone age, while also setting forth…

Bone Tomahawk (2015)

Longer version of piece published by Sight & Sound as part of coverage of the Cult programme at the London Film Festival 2015 “This is why frontier life is so difficult. Not because of the Indians or the elements, but because of the idiots. You’re idiots!” Indeed, S. Craig Zahler’s directorial debut is set in the…