A pairing of 1980s paranoid horror in which bodies and minds are under threat. Presented as part of the MoMI and Sloan Science & Film series Science on Screen.
David Cronenberg | Canada | 87
With James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits. A cable-television programmer of softcore porn tunes into a startling new broadcast that offers a nightmarish realization of Marshall McLuhan’s theories on the changing and dangerous media landscape. Cronenberg’s continually relevant philosophical horror film is a perfect distillation of the director’s ongoing project, literalizing his ideas of the merging of body and technology. "Long live the new flesh."
John Carpenter | US | 109
With Kurt Russell, T.K. Carter, Wilford Brimley, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart. In Carpenter’s horrifying classic, a scientists’ outpost in Antarctica is infiltrated by an alien lifeform that can enter any body undetected and violently metamorphose into a simulacrum of its victim. With this monster on the loose, the isolated men become suspicious of one another and, even worse, begin to doubt themselves. A graphic adaptation of John W. Campbell's novella Who Goes There?, The Thing features a gallery of jaw-dropping creatures by effects whiz Rob Bottin, a score by master composer Ennio Morricone, and gorgeous ’scope compositions that make it a must for the big screen.
Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
All Queens Drive-In attendees will need to enter via the 111th Street/49th Avenue entrance to the New York Hall of Science. There will be no access from the Grand Central Parkway. Please take the Long Island Expressway to the 108th Street exit, and take local streets to the entrance for all vehicles on 49th Avenue and 111th Street. Signs and staff members will direct you to the Drive-In upon arrival.
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Both films in this program are rated R and may not be considered appropriate for younger audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.
Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368