SESSION: Sunday 16th October at 7pm

The Thing – 40th Anniversary

(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)

An American Werewolf in London

(1981, dir. John Landis, w/ Joe Belcher, David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, David Schofield)

An American Werewolf in London will start at approximately 9:15pm, and finish at approximately 10:58pm.

Two American college students are on a walking tour of Britain and are attacked by a werewolf. One is killed, the other is mauled. The werewolf is killed but reverts to its human form, and the local townspeople are unwilling to acknowledge its existence. The surviving student begins to have nightmares of hunting on four feet at first but then finds that his friend and other recent victims appear to him, demanding that he commit suicide to release them from their curse, being trapped between worlds because of their unnatural deaths. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 55555(Astor rating)