John Carpenter has proved that he is a master of horror not just because of the “Halloween” movies. “The Thing” is a cult classic that still has the teeth to give people the willies even now.
The monster that is in the movie switches forms over and over, and it gives everyone in the movie, and even those who aren’t part of it, a heap of paranoia. They used practical effects for everything, and they needed a lot of work, which is where we get pictures such as the one here, with artists working hard to make every grisly detail look just right.
He's a Gentleman, Not a Monster
There have been a lot of Godzilla movies, and many of them happened long before CGI came into being. The King of Monsters was first portrayed on screen by men in rubber suits, and there are oodles of pics out there that show him delivering Christmas gifts, drinking tea, and going on a date.
This King of Monsters is also the King of Chivalry, since at the end of the date, as we see here, he's escorting his date home with a parasol to keep the sun off. He has to get back to work soon and smash most of Tokyo.
Monsters Need Cuddles
In 2006, Guillermo del Toro released “Pan's Labyrinth,” which helped make him a household name after cult horror films and adaptations. There are plenty of monsters in the film, from the fascists of civil-war era Spain to the creatures of the Labyrinth.
The star of the show is the Pale Man, who had eyeballs in his palms instead of in his head. The actor who played the “good” monster (those quotes are REALLY heavy), the Faun, and the actor in the Pale Man are the same guy!
Working on Her Swing
In horror movie history, there are few scenes more legendary than Jack Torrance chasing his wife up the stairs of the Overlook Hotel in "The Shining." Kubrick, a notorious perfectionist, forced everyone to make something like a hundred a twenty takes of this scene, which no doubt helped contribute to the madness of the characters.
Even with all the stress and all those takes, that huge set of equipment must have taken them out of the feeling a little bit. Still, they managed to get the perfect scene out of it. Duvall has swung enough to get into the minor leagues if the legends of this scene are true.
Getting Her Neck Ready
By now, everyone knows that the villain in the first “Friday the 13th” movie isn't Jason but his mother. At the same time, mama's boy takes the reins from then on. While somewhat laughable now, it was a big thing when the first movie came out, and camps around the world suddenly saw fewer campers.
One of the victims that fall in the first movie has her young, tender throat cut open. OBVIOUSLY, they didn't actually slit her throat – a touch of movie magic with some fake flesh and blood are all that this actress needed.