Xavier and Mike are back with reviews of Ruben Fleischer’s Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Emma Stone. This sequel has a lot of people excited so let’s see what FearShop has to say about it.
We also reach back a few years to dig into John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982) starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, and Keith David. The Thing was John Carpenter getting a bigger budget and seeing what he could do with it.
Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)
Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Writers: Dave Callaham (screenplay), Rhett Reese (screenplay)
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Rosario Dawson, Abigail Breslin
Release Date: 18 October 2019 (USA)
Budget: $42,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $26,803,104, 20 October 2019
Gross USA: $72,967,192
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $121,398,167
Runtime: 99 min
The Thing (1982)
A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.
Director: John Carpenter
Writers: Bill Lancaster (screenplay), John W. Campbell Jr. (story)
Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David
Release Date: 25 June 1982 (USA)
Filming Locations: Juneau, Alaska, USA
Budget: $15,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $3,107,897, 27 June 1982
Gross USA: $19,629,760
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $19,629,760
Runtime: 109 min | 127 min (VHS)