UGH, CARPENTER'S THE THING IS SO GOOD. For my final in the horror movie class, I am watching it and discussing the social and political context in which it was made. I'm also talking about its use of "the other" and the concept of abjection to its benefit. I found a really interesting article about the homo/hetero subtleties underpinning the whole thing. In a genre where the "final girl" is so often used, it's very thought-provoking that the entire film is so male driven. Thoughts?