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Read Jack Ketchum’s Take on John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’


Jack Ketchum is no stranger to frequent interactions with his fans, and from time to time, he likes to toss out a freebie for the loyals. Today Mr. Ketchum has a very intriguing piece up that any fan of John Carpenter’s, The Thing (or Ketchum himself, obviously) should likely enjoy.

Jack breaks down the film, and he’s got some interesting things to say, believe me.

You can download this brief analysis right now. All you’ve got to do is visit this page to dive into the mind of Ketchum, and get a feel for his stance on the iconic film.

Here’s a quick excerpt of what you can expect:

A big beautiful black-and-white dog, a husky, is racing across the bleak Antarctic tundra. Above him a guy in a helicopter is shooting at him with a high-powered rifle. You’re watching this. And if you’re an animal lover like me, you’re thinking what the fuck? You want somebody on the ground to shoot his miserable ass right out of the copter.

At least that’s how I felt when I first saw THE THING back in ’82. Somebody should definitely shoot the guy.

You can download this one in PDF, Mobi, Epub and lit formats. Waste no time, grab it now!

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1 Comment on Read Jack Ketchum’s Take on John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’

  1. Thanks for the link to the freebie — I’m always on the lookout for those! lol
    Mr. Ketchum sure waxes lyrical on the animal ideal, huh? I love animals, too, but that scene was just damn fine fimmaking, designed to manipulate the audience (as it should have), and not an ode to lost innocence, in my opinion. Still, I appreciate him bringing back vivid memories, since this is #2 of my all-time fav films and I haven’t seen it in a while. 🙂


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