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Another Thing is…

September 1st, 2003

BY DOUG RENNIE

Word was it was scary. Damned scary. Air Force unit hear the North Pole thaws out a Shaq-sized alien, the advance scout for a race of intelligent vegetable-hominoids bent on turning the earth into a fast-food joint. Our blood, their grub.

But I didn’t know this when I stood outside Peabody Elementary School looking toward downtown Santa Barbara in 1952, pulling coins and lint from the pockets of my Lee Huskers. My mental map of horror films traced only the familiar terrain of Thirties classics: the lumbering monster in Frankenstein, the unintentional high camp of Bela Lugosi’s Dracula, the curiously bobbing hat atop the Invisible Man — farcical monsters that elicited only squeaks of faux fright and excited fidgeting.

But this new film from Howard Hawks, The Thing from Another World, would change all that. “Coldly terrifying,” said the newspaper ad. But hey, I’d cut my teeth on the soon-to-be-outlawed-by-Congress EC horror comics.

Bring. It. On.

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