Player Affinity writes: Your heart has to go out to the genre: more and more entries into horror are remakes rather than something original, let alone scary. This weekend's The Thing is a strange creature. It's technically a prequel, but for all intents and purposes, it is a remake, which is amusing when you consider the 1982 classic is a remake as well. The cast is amiable, the setting is dire and the producers behind the scenes have some experience with doing (decent to good) work on horror remakes, notably Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead venture. Despite some decent materials to cook with, The Thing has little effect in any form: horror, action or overall entertainment.