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Penumbra and John Carpenter's the Thing
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Penumbra and John Carpenter's the Thing

I know this may be a bit before some people's time, but Penumbra reminds me a lot of the 1982 film the Thing. It's not in the plot or anything, not even in that they have similar settings (Penumbra in Greenland, The Thing in Antarctica), but there is something... and I'm not even sure if it's the atmosphere, but there something about Penumbra that reminds me of this film. I guess it's that they are both well made horror stories in their respective mediums. Anyway I love that film and I love this game!
06-19-2009 06:00 AM
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RE: Penumbra and John Carpenter's the Thing

I was kinda thinking the same thing, even though I saw the movie at least 10 years ago. But that's what I loved about the game. Great atmosphere. Big Grin
06-19-2009 08:17 AM
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RE: Penumbra and John Carpenter's the Thing

Yeah. The winter, isolation, fleshy monsters, having to think a bit to survive and "parasites". Great movie, though I don't think I've seen it for six years.

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06-19-2009 08:42 AM
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RE: Penumbra and John Carpenter's the Thing

woh.. havnt seen that movie since.. oh 1982.

Yes.. I can see the similarities.. for me its the desolation cold not-knowing-whats-round-the-corner feel that seems the same.

Mind you the most horrific moment in that movie was when they had to cut their thumbs to get a blood sample!

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06-19-2009 02:05 PM
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RE: Penumbra and John Carpenter's the Thing

Sorry if this thread is old and I'm late to the party, but I love The Thing and I noticed the similarities right away. I thought it was obvious by the Kennel from black plague had to have been ripped straight from the movie, which was pretty cool.
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RE: Penumbra and John Carpenter's the Thing

I love The Thing, one of my favourite films. And Penumbra is one of my favourite games. =)
06-08-2010 09:40 PM
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RE: Penumbra and John Carpenter's the Thing

Hmm... well I haven´t seen The Thing in a long while... maybe like ten years or something.

I hope they get the sequel right:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0905372/
06-12-2010 02:59 AM
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Eloff Carpenter? Wink
07-19-2010 05:39 PM
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On a related note, has anyone played the The Thing video game that came out some years back? I thought it was a pretty neat game.
07-19-2010 09:49 PM
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RE: Penumbra and John Carpenter's the Thing

Yes.
Back then it was pretty scary.

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07-20-2010 11:24 AM
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