Kathy Bates was in two Stephen King adaptations. One was Misery and the other was miserable.
My favorite thing about Carpenter is his appreciation of the horror of the incomprehensible. Michael Myers is terrifying not because he has a knife but because we can’t comprehend how a human could be so pure evil (and then also the knife). The alien in The Thing is so purely inconceivable it can’t even be identified. It’s simply “the thing.”
In this era of endless endless sequels and explainers and origin stories (no offense to Mr. Scott but consider the…