Tribute for John Carpenter’s Horror Gem in “True Detective:” After releasing three successful seasons, the American hit series “True Detective” is back with its fourth season, “Night Country.” The first episode, which premiered on January 14, has created a buzz among the fans. Interestingly, the fourth season encompasses a little more than just the spine-chilling moments, and the crime drama series pays tribute to the classic 1982 horror/sci-fi film “The Thing” directed by American filmmaker John Carpenter. The latest season, “Night Country,” introduces a series of eerie events in a remote setting in Alaska. The plot takes a turn when the scientist at the research station in Alaska starts disappearing.

Amidst all this chaos, the viewers get to witness the striking resemblance between the scene and Carpenter’s horror epic, “The Thing.” The amount of eerrieness is skillfully maintained by the series director, Issa López. However, the resemblance in horror events isn’t the only thing that pays homage to Carpenter’s masterpiece. During the episode, an intriguing element is included which pays tribute to the 1982 film. The episode shows a VHS copy of John Carpenter’s “The Thing” on a shelf. Now, what’s interesting here is the fact that despite the characters having access to modern amenities like the internet, they keep a collection of DVDs, which notably includes Carpenter’s film.

All about the latest season of True Detective

The popular crime anthology series “True Detective” has marked its return after a five-year hiatus with its latest season, “Night Country.” The show, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and Issa López, premiered on January 14, 2024. Set in Alaska, the premise of the show revolves around detectives who are in search of scientists who have disappeared, leaving no trace. The series stars Jodie Foster and Kali Reis in the lead roles. “True Detective: Night Country” can be streamed on HBO, or you can watch it on Max every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

A Brief Overview of John Carpenter’s Horror Classic “The Things”

Despite being a box-office failure, John Carpenter’s Horror/Sci-fi film “The Things” managed to become a cult classic of all time, which today serves as an inspiration to many horror genre films. Starring Kurt Russell, Keith David, and Wilford Brimley, the film is based on John W. Campbell Jr.’s 1938 novella “Who Goes There?” Furthermore, the story revolves around a group of researchers in Antarctica who discover a frozen extraterrestrial being. Unaware of its identity, the group names it the Thing.

After their encounter with the creature, tension rises among the group members as they realize that the extraterrestrial life form assimilates and then imitates other organisms, and they can’t trust each other anymore. The grotesque depiction of alien creatures and suspenseful and eerie scenes overall make “The Thing” a masterpiece in the horror genre.

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