American Werewolf in London / The Thing
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON Filmmaker John Landis backs up comedies The Blues Brothers and Animal House with this monster movie classic (written when he was just 19-years-old), featuring pre-CGI effects from Rick Baker and equal lashings of terror and humour. Follows two backpacking yanks who are mauled by a werewolf as they tour the Yorkshire moors... 98 mins. THE THING Based on both the short story by John W. Campbell, Jr. and the 1951 film produced by Howard Hawks, The Thing is John Carpenter`s sci-fi horror masterpiece. A group of scientists in an isolated camp in Antarctica discover the body of an alien being, frozen solid. When thawed out, the alien awakes and proceeds to take over the identities of the scientists. The survivors must destroy `the thing` before it moves on to the rest of humanity. 109 mins.
3hrs 37mins long