The Thing (1982)

 In Modern Classics

John Carpenter’s film, The Thing, set new standards for practical effects. One of the amazing creatures created by Rob Bottin is when a dog became infected by the Thing and all sorts of anatomical changes occurred. Hands grew out of the dog’s back and entrails were spewed all over the place. In addition, spider-like legs protruded from the body. The basic paints were acrylics with washes, transparents, and chalks used for details. Lastly, the dog-thing was given a coat of gloss.

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