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Aaron Jones almost 3 years ago
Flawlessly conveys dread (of isolation, and the titular THING), doubt, and claustrophobia.
Eric Brainard almost 3 years ago
Terrifying classic on all levels. Watch if you haven't yet. You won't be disappointed.
Davis Keck over 3 years ago
The rare horror film whose horror intensifies as the monster is revealed, instead of not.
Ryan Boucher over 4 years ago
Not what I was expecting. Pretty good. Keith David survives to the end. Kudos.
Austin 5 years ago
Personally, my favorite Carpenter film, it's endlessly entertaining.
Leif Jacobson 5 years ago
Unbridled brilliance. Makes you paranoid while watching. Instantly one of my favorites.
Gabi Dincă over 5 years ago
Everything about this movie is awesome!
Eddie Ace Heitmann 6 years ago
An in depth horror with interesting characters and believable atmosphere.
Tony Gandía over 6 years ago
Bleak and tense scarefest loaded with paranoia and gore. Russell at his peak.
Katherine Shaw over 6 years ago
Great horror film, cinematography, characters, etc. Really well done
Luis Uribe over 6 years ago
Michael Stewart almost 7 years ago
Can't go wrong with Carpenter, and I think this is his best.
Griffin Maurer almost 7 years ago
Practical and effects coupled with stylish directing makes The Thing suspenseful and tense
hot dreams 7 years ago
One of the best if not the best horror movies of all time. Genuinely scary.
John Morris 7 years ago
An often overlooked classic. Scary, mind bending effects and tense.
Anders Klingsheim 7 years ago
Classic Tho if youre norwegian, the movie gets spoiled in the beginning! haha!
ROD WILLIAMS 7 years ago
John Carpenter's best. A creative, innovative, and SCARY remake of the 50's original.
Henke 7 years ago
Carpenters best
Jan Wierzbowski over 7 years ago
The pinnacle of John Carpenter films.
Lou over 7 years ago
Scary and thrilling. It's great entertainment for the 80s.
The Thing (also known as John Carpenter's The Thing) is a 1982 science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter, written by Bill Lancaster, and starring Kurt Russell. The film's title refers to its primary antagonist: a parasitic extraterrestrial lifeform that assimilates other organisms and in turn imitates them. The Thing infiltrates an Antarctic research station, taking the appearance of the researchers that it kills, and paranoia occurs within the group. Ostensibly a remake of the classic 1951 Howard Hawks-Christian Nyby film The Thing from Another World, Carpenter's film is in fact an adaptation more faithful in its premise and characters to the novella Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr. which inspired the 1951 film, and not a remake in the conventional sense. Carpenter considers The Thing to be the first part of his Apocalypse Trilogy, followed by Prince of Darkness and In the Mouth of Madness. Although the films are unrelated, each features a potentially apocalyptic...
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