Crash landing on Earth over 100,000 years ago into what would become Antarctica, The Thing lies dormant until a Norwegian research team finds it and, after they are wiped out, it escapes to an American research station in an effort to reach civilization and take over the Earth.
Inspired by seeing ET in 1982, Neil Diamond, along with songwriters Carole Bayer Sager and Burt Bacharach, wrote the song “Heartlight” that appeared on the album of the same name.
For 1981’s critically and commercially beloved Dudley Moore comedy Arthur one of the kings of yacht rock, Christopher Cross, provided the smooth, soft rock theme song for the movie that went on to win Best Original Song at the 1982 Oscars.
Coming in to replace Supertramp, 80’s juggernaut Journey contributed two songs to the soundtrack of 1982’s Tron, one of which was the end credits song “Only Solutions”.
Former soldier turned head of security for the Lucky Dragon casino in Hong Kong, Josh Randall has to go to war with gangsters who are looking to take the casino by any means necessary, including murder.
Our look at TV first episodes is back for the summer and we’re celebrating ridiculous vehicular action shows all month, kicking things off with the classic 80’s show Knight Rider, where The Hoff and a robotic car voiced by Mr. Feeny patrolled the backroads of America fighting for justice.
Based on the Peter S. Beagle fantasy novel, Rankin/Bass produced the animated version of The Last Unicorn in 1982 which featured a title song by the band America.
Sam Raimi takes over for Steven Spielberg as the producer of the upcoming remake of the 80’s horror classic, Poltergeist, starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie Dewitt and Jared Harris.
The 1982 John Carpenter movie The Thing is a beloved horror classic. Can the recently released prequel possibly live up to it’s predecessor?