Here is the latest round of contributions from around the blogosphere. This page will be updated throughout the day so check back often.
"No matter how justifiably praised Rob Bottin’s designs on the creature are I still don’t think you can quite over estimated just how unique they are. Probably the only creature design in the last thirty years not completely beholden to HR Giger’s work in Alien. There is such a malevolent logic to Bottin’s work, and such a life to its practical side, that when I say I consider it the apex of practical effects, I’m not exaggerating."
- 31 Days of Horror: Day 7: The Thing - Things That Don't Suck
"here is a tribute in stills to one of Carpenter's most legendary films (which I saw in the theaters at the ripe age of nine back in the day)."
- Operation Screenshot (Films of the Eighties): John Carpenter's Escape from New York - Moon in the Gutter
"Bridges creates an incredibly believable, alien creature that has taken up residence within the vessel of a human figure. His movements, facial ticks, twitches are like that of a squirrel or gecko to give the impression of something entirely alien. Bridges was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance for a reason, one of the best foreign, fish-out-of-water roles that I can recall."
- Starman - Musings of a Sci-Fi Fanatic
"That's Hawksian mythology clashing with a modern orientation, living through movies clashing with living through life. Carpenter is clear here; Hawks wins, and a serial killer, a cop and a sexy secretary can fight off hordes of homicidal teenagers. Four years later he would come to a very different conclusion, as Kehr pointed out, but here, just once, everything went right."
- Only Men Who Follow Orders - The Shock of Glimpsing