Mondo has outdone themselves with this 1/6-scale figure of MacReady from John Carpenter’s horror masterpiece The Thing. The perfect likeness of Kurt Russell stands ready to torch and blow away Antarctica’s creepiest creatures. The timed edition is on sale through 11.10.23 and includes dog and spider-head monsters, a must-have for any true fan.
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Ready to chew bubble gum and kick ass, but you’re all out of bubble gum? We’ve got a game for you. Based on John Carpenter’s classic, They Live, this card game from Iconiq Studios has players teaming up to uncover the aliens hidden at the table. The upgrade pack includes Hoffman Lenses that reveal hidden words on some cards.
The Halloween franchise is really, truly, finally coming to an end. To celebrate the end of the road for Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, maromaro1337 performed John Carpenter’s intense electronic theme on a Stylophone. The driving, repetitive melody seems perfectly suited to the monophonic analog synthesizer.
Collectible toy maker NECA presents a very special action figure based on Drew Struzan’s poster for John Carpenter’s The Thing. The 7″ tall figure has a bright LED light in its head and interchangeable faceplates which replicate the poster’s iconic burst of light. Look for it exclusively on the 2022 convention circuit.
Vice Press and Bottleneck Gallery created a duo of lenticular prints based on Drew Struzan’s chilling artwork for John Carpenter’s The Thing. The limited-edition poster and art prints feature a 3D motion illusion, and are available with either a dense paper backing or a thick polystyrene backing. Available 2.25.21 at 12pm EST.
Toymaker Super7 celebrates the 1988 John Carpenter classic They Live, putting on their special sunglasses to reveal the creepy ghouls living among us. The retro-style 3-3/4″ collection includes a man and a woman, along with limited edition OBEY and SUBMIT variants in black-and-white.
Pendragon Game Studio presents a fantastic looking board game inspired by John Carpenter’s gruesome 1982 horror classic The Thing. Up to 8 players head to a research station in Antarctica to assume the roles of characters from the movie as the try and figure out who among them has been taken over by an alien parasite.
Iconiq Studio’s coop board game is based on John Carpenter’s 1988 cult classic They Live. The objective isn’t just to chew bubblegum and kick ass, but to kill Cable 54’s signal, revealing the truth about the aliens hiding among us. The game cards include hidden clues which can only be seen with the included Hoffman Lenses.
The upcoming Halloween sequel looks scary as hell, and much like the original, music will figure strongly into creating tension. Listen to one of the awesome new tracks composed by John Carpenter, along with his son Cody, and Daniel Davies. The soundtrack drops 10/19/18.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross recorded a fantastic tribute to John Carpenter’s theme from Halloween, adding their own haunting style, while preserving the synth sound that made it a classic. From the upcoming John Carpenter’s ‘Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998.
John Carpenter created some of the best horror flicks ever. He’s also responsible for their soundtracks, which he created in collaboration with Alan Howarth. This amazing hour-long mix was created by Howarth for the Resident Advisor podcast, and is well worth your time.