Released 25 years ago this year, The Thing remains a bona fide sci-fi horror classic. Commemorating the fact in style, Belfast’s new-fangled South 13 will be converted into a snowbound landscape for a unique Halloween screening of the John Carpenter classic on Monday, October 30. Presented by S13, Newcastle Community Cinema and Belfast Film Festival, the event will also feature full bar and food stalls. Exploding heads are also available. Tickets are priced £10 and can be bought here.
As movie directors go they don’t get more legendary than the pioneering, inimitable and boundlessly influential John Carpenter. From his 1978 landmark horror debut Halloween to innumerable other cult classics including Escape from New York, Dark Star, Assault On Precinct 13, The Fog, The Thing, Starman, Big Trouble In Little China and They Live, his ever-increasingly legacy as one of the most important directors in the history of cinema is beyond refute. With Samhain lingering just around the corner, Will Murphy grab a few words with the man himself, touching on comics, composition and Kickstarter campaigns. Firstly, I’d like to ask about new…