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The Thing

Jez Conolly


Consigned to the deep freeze of critical and commercial reception upon its release in 1982, The Thing has bounced back spectacularly to become one of the most highly regarded productions from the 1980s 'Body Horror' cycle of films, experiencing a wholesale and detailed reappraisal that has secured its place in the pantheon of modern cinematic horror. Thirty years on, and with a recent prequel reigniting interest, this book looks back to the film's antecedents and to the changing nature of its reception and the work that it has influenced. The themes discussed include the significance of The Th ... More

Keywords: body horror, horror film, modern cinematic horror, CGI, computer-generated imagery, The Thing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781906733773
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906733773.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jez Conolly, author
University of Bristol Library Services