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Donald Moffat, Star of ‘The Thing’, Passes Away at 87

Veteran actor Donald Moffat, who’s long and distinguished Hollywood career spanned six decades, passed away on Thursday, December 2oth.  According to his daughter Lynn, the star of stage and screen suffered complications from a stroke at his home in Sleepy Hollow, NY.  He was 87.

Moffat was born in the England in 1930, and moved to the United States in 1956 prepared to taking his acting career to the next level.  He found success on Broadway, having been nominated for two Tony Awards.  The highlight of  his Hollywood career would be portraying Lyndon B. Johnson in 1983’s The Right Stuff, along with recurring roles in the TV series Logan’s Run and Dallas.  His IMDB credits include 121 acknowledged roles, spanning an incredible 49 years.  He retired from acting in 2005, with his final role being that of a judge on the hit series Law & Order: Trial by Jury. read more

‘The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31’: The Horror News Network Review

In 1982 John Carpenter unleashed a horror film that chilled viewers bones and took paranoia to an unseen level. Set in the harsh weather backdrop of Antarctica, a group of researchers are attacked by a hostile shape-shifting alien. The Thing boasted renowned actors such as Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, and Richard Dysart in the ensemble cast.

Released in November 2017 by Mondo Games and Project Raygun, The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 takes us back to Outpost 31 and to the harsh weather of Antarctica. All twelve characters from the film MacReady, Blair, Nauls, Palmer, Childs, Dr. Copper, Norris, Bennings, Clark, Garry, Fuchs, and Windows are available for players. Each of the player comes with their own miniature game piece and an ID card complete with a quote from the movie and their unique “captain powers.” read more

Mondo Reveals Board Game Based on John Carpenter’s The Thing

Mondo and USAopoly announced today the release and provided images for “The Thing™ Infection at Outpost 31.” The game will be released in October and both a regular and an exclusive version will be available.

The regular version of the game will feature artwork and designs by Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative. For the collectors out there, Mondo will be releasing an exclusive version of the game, sold exclusively through MondoTees.com. The exclusive version of the game will be limited to 1,982 copies, and feature different packaging artwork by Jock. The limited edition game will also come with a Mondo print, enamel pin, and two additional sculpted movers: the Norwegian character and the Palmer Thing. read more

Horror Fans Descended Upon Seymour, CT for John Carpenter Double Feature

On Saturday night, Connecticut Cult Classics paid tribute to legendary director John Carpenter by showcasing two of his films at the Strand Theater in Seymour, CT. Dubbed “John Carpenter Night” the double bill featured Big Trouble in Little China and The Thing. Fan favorite Kurt Russell starred in both films.

The 1986 classic, Big Trouble in Little China was first on the big screen. Fans roared with laughter as they watched trucker, “Jack Burton” (played by Kurt Russell) thrust into a mystic battle set in Chinatown.  Russell is joined by Kim Cattrall who plays “Gracie Law” in the film and James Hong is the evil antagonist, “Lo Pan.” read more