SESSION: Thursday 25th January at 7:30pm


The Thing

(1982, dir. John Carpenter, w/ Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon)

A US research station, Antarctica, early-winter 1982. The base is suddenly buzzed and attacked by a helicopter from the nearby Norwegian research station. They appeared to be trying to kill one of the dogs from the US base. Having dealt with the threat, the members of the US team fly to the Norwegian base, only to discover them all dead or missing. They do find the remains of a strange creature the Norwegians burned. The Americans take it to their base and deduce that it an alien life form. After a while it is apparent that the alien can take over and assimilate into other life forms, including humans, and can spread like a virus. This means that anyone at the base could be inhabited by The Thing, and tensions escalate. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 55555(Astor rating)



(1983, dir. David Cronenberg, w/ James Woods, Sonja Smits, Debbie Harry, Peter Dvorsky)

Videodrome will start at approximately 9:45pm, and finish at approximately 11:18pm.

A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 55555(Astor rating)