A critical discussion of the 1982 John Carpenter remake, based on the short story Who Goes There? Billson supports the film’s then-still growing reputation, contextualises it to SF and horror cinema of the late 70s/early 80s, and plays with a Freudian reading. Lots of fun throughout.
A critical discussion of the 1980 Kubrick adaptation of the Stephen King novel. And a fine thing, too. Though the film is well-trodden territory, Luckhurst’s approach draws fresh attention to the contexts of the work, its many borrowings, as well as to the potential value of a Freudian reading.