The following are videos from Thing-Fest 2008, held on Thursday October 16, 2008 with actor Thomas Waites (Windows) in attendance.
Click here for pictures of the 2008 event held at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto.
Thing-Fest is an annual event hosted by Outpost 31 and includes a screening of The Thing as well as a gallery of props and memorabilia.
For more on Outpost 31 check out their website.
For more about Thomas Waites, check out his website.
Pre-screening introduction. Order of speakers: actor Thomas Waites (Windows), Dave Alexander from Rue Morgue, Todd Cameron from Outpost 31 & Thing-Fest organizer:
Actor Thomas Waites responds to audience question on how he got involved in the film:
Actor Thomas Waites talks about stunts and the origin of the name Windows:
Actor Thomas Waites talks about the importance of rapport between the cast and the rehearsal process:
Actor Thomas Waites talks about the cold during the filming as well as the most impressive story during the process of making the film:
Actor Thomas Waites responds to audience question on if he kept in touch with people from the film:
Response to question regarding the fact that it wasn't a box office success, as well as the strength of the work as a whole:
It was also mentioned that it came out the same year as E.T. which was widely popular and had a very different message. Fans of The Thing will be happy to know the film proudly sits at #169 on the IMDb top 250 list*, one spot ahead of Scarface.
* as of December 7, 2008