A very cool video posted by Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. – the FX house behind this year’s The Thing prequel – takes you inside their workshop for a revealing, insightful look at how some of the creatures were created. When the film was released in October, it took a bit of a lambasting for its excessive use of CGI. But as the video inside shows, there was an effort to create a practical “Thing” before it was augmented with CGI. Beware, though, there are spoilers…including a look at the eponymous intergalactic being in “pilot” form.
The Thing is hitting DVD and Blu-ray January 31. We’re not sure if this specific video is being included on the disc, but there will most definitely be a creature FX featurette included.