John Carpenter’s The Thing – Sweded1.09.08 # News # 7 Comments
The Thing, sweded. I don’t really enjoy the sweded movies that have cropped up all over the place, but dammit, this one is too good to ignore. My enthusiasm may be based entirely on my love of the film in question though. If you’ve watched The Thing more than once, this is for you.
Wait, what is a ‘sweded’ movie you ask? The term originates from this year’s not-as-good-as-it-promised-to-be Be Kind Rewind in which characters re-filmed popular movies on a zero budget, using household items for props and never recording more than a single take.
This may sound ridiculous, but I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the effects in this are better than those that turn up in the proposed remake, with its no doubt cgi-y approach – Let’s hear a cheer for practical effects, even when they’re deliberately rubbish, they’re still pretty good.
Oh and if that 6 minute version left you wanting more, you can watch the 15 minute version here.