John Carpenter's The Thing

John Carpenter's The Thing

DVD - 2004
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A research team at a remote research station in Antarctica finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has remained buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Unfrozen and unleashed, it creates havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them.


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Similarly to The Shining, this film gets under your skin early on and not once does the tension let up. Essential for any fan of horror or science fiction movies.

Apr 04, 2018

Best horror movie ever made.

Nov 16, 2017

Classic !!!!!!! 420

Aug 30, 2017

The Thing is a smart horror flick. R.J MacReady (Kurt Russell) is one of twelve men stationed at a scientific outpost in Antarctica. When they encounter something that threatens their lives, they need more than ever to stick together. But paranoia builds, they begin to mistrust each other, and slowly their solidarity begins to disintegrate.
Strong performances here. The characters are believable and act in ways that are reasonable, given their circumstances (which is not always true of these kinds of films). The setting in Antarctica (actually filmed in Alaska) adds both an austere beauty as well as a sense of isolation.

Jul 10, 2017

With a thick, thick air of intense paranoia and jaw-dropping monster effects work, The Thing stands as one of the greatest films of both the horror and science fiction genres.

Jun 01, 2017

This is a classic in its genre, sci-fi horror. The special effects hold up really well and are still terrifying. Music is excellent, pacing great, actors strong, direction solid. Highly recommended.

Mar 27, 2017

One of the great films ever made. Tight, atmospheric, claustrophobic and intense. Awesome music, editing and dialogue. 420 me and my friends have watched it at least a hundred times . Know every line f dialogue by heart

Mar 20, 2017

John Carpenter awesome writer and the movies wow, huge Kurt Russell fan. He was always great in Walt Disney. Versatile actor. Wife Goldie Hawn is also great.

Mar 14, 2017

If you're a horror fan who hasn't seen Carpenter's 1982 version of The Thing, you're missing out. Made in the good old days before CGI made anything possible, this movie has the right combination of gruesome special effects and psychological horror.

ArapahoeGary Mar 11, 2017

This well could be my favorite horror film in general. The ideas it seeds in the viewer, the puppetry and effects. The suspense and psychological horror, all of it are played masterfully in this film. It's the kind of horror that sticks like a plaque to your mind and will make you take a glance over your shoulder here and there.

Absolutely a must watch for any fan of psychological, suspenseful horror.

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Sep 02, 2016

Violence: One of the most graphic, gory, gross, squelchy vomit worthy movies ever made. Even in 2016. Not for the squeamish. Even non sensitive people will skip eating for a few days!

Violence: The alien-thing in its transformations gets pretty violent.

Coarse Language: This film's dialogue is spiced with plenty of profanity.


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