Friday, August 19, 2011

The Most Disturbing Storyboard From the Most Disturbing Scene in the Most Disturbing Movie Ever, 'The Thing'

Friday, August 19, 2011 - by Maurice Mitchell 3

Once, my friends and I got together and decided to rent a movie. I suggested John Carpenter's The Thing (1982). Worst idea ever.

Everyone sat in silent shock and horror through the film. Afterward, there was a silent question of "you like that kind if thing, hunh?" Lost a girlfriend that night.

Its a classic film, but if you're not ready for it out can be shocking. Dismembered body parts running around. Psycho dog blobs. Living blood.

Here's a summary:
The Thing (also known as John Carpenter's The Thing) is a 1982 science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter, written by Bill Lancaster, and starring Kurt Russell.
The film's title refers to its primary antagonist: a parasitic extraterrestrial lifeform that assimilates other organisms and in turn imitates them.
It infiltrates an Antarctic research station, taking the appearance of the researchers that it kills, and paranoia occurs within the group. - Wikipedia
This brings me to the most disturbing film in the movie. One of the crew, Vance Norris (Charles Hallahan), has a heart attack. The rest of the crew bring him to the doctor who tries to resuscitate him. They don't know he's been infected by the alien.

Then this happens...






















I'm pretty sure there storyboards were done by the late Mentor Huebner, but the website doesn't give any credits.
Accordoing to IMDb, it could also be Michael G. Ploog, or Gary Meyer. It looks like Mentor's style though.

You can watch the highly disturbing video here.


What do you think? Most disturbing storyboards ever?
[Image Source: Outpost31]

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3 comments:

  1. Classic scene! Actually I believe Mike Ploog worked on this sequence. There's more of his storyboards for other movies at
    http://www.mikeploog.us/items/film-4/1/filters/

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  2. These are beautiful boards, but they are definitely not Mentor Huebner. The comic book influence is apparent in these boards so Ploog is a more likely candidate.

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  3. You guys make really good points. Ploog isn't listed in IMdb, but that's nothing new.

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