Nothing reveals an artist’s talent quite like telling a story which has been told before. Lovecraft began a theme of alien Antarctic horror, and Campbell spun those elements into a new narrative. The Thing fromContinue Reading
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The Pulpy Prehistory of the The Thing III – The Thing from Another World
Where John Carpenter fans might find Who Goes There? familiar, like coming home after a long absence, its 1951 adaptation is more like viewing the story through a funhouse mirror: anything recognizable is distorted, andContinue Reading
The Pulpy Prehistory of The Thing II – Who Goes There?
In his long journey home, Odysseus was forced to pass between the fearsome monster, Scylla, and the vast, ship-swallowing whirlpool, Charybdis. A similar danger confronts anyone tasked with describing the origins of John W. Campbell’sContinue Reading
The Pulpy Prehistory of The Thing I – At the Mountains of Madness
While magazines made of literal pulp are long gone, the spirit of the pulps is like a good movie monster–it just refuses to die. H. P. Lovecraft in particular has had a long undeath, spawningContinue Reading