I know that even you detractors out there are at least slightly curious about this prequel/remake of the classic John Carpenter film (itself a remake of sorts), not that you’ll pay hard-earned money to see it. Well, here’s your chance to check it out for free. Cinedelphia is giving away 30 pairs of tickets to attend an advance screening of The Thing that’s being held at the Ritz Five on Tuesday, October 11 at 7:30 PM. The film is directed by newcomer Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. and stars a cast of unfamiliar names that include the girl from Scott Pilgrim and the guy that played Mr. Eko on Lost. Cheap? Unnecessary? Sacrilegious? Maybe, but ten bucks says it’s better than The Ward.
Just e-mail us to enter and we’ll choose 30 winners at random. Deadline is Sunday, October 9 at noon, winners will be notified that same day. Tickets will be delivered via e-mail prior to the screening, please be sure to check your SPAM folder before you e-mail us asking where they are. Good luck!
Also, here’s a neat The Thing-related site that will help you scare your friends with some digital video magic.
Author: Eric Bresler
Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.