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The Thing (1982) 18
The Thing - Theatrical release poster
Theatrical release poster
Tagline: The ultimate in alien terror.
Genres: Horror | Sci-Fi
Released: 25 June 1982 (USA)
Length: 109 min
Rating: 9 out of 10 9 /10
  • Quite possibly John Carpenter's masterpiece and signature film. A Sci-Fi Horror classic, 2nd perhaps only to Ridley Scott's "Alien", as it came 3 years later and wasn't set it outer-space!
  • The images of "The Thing" transforming will shock you today. Imagine what they did to viewers back in 1982!
  • Kurt Russell's performance is amazing. For suspense, suspision and lack of trust between all characters this is one of the greatest films, and quite rightly in the IMDB Top#250 of All-Time!
  • Fantastic score by one of the all-time great film composers Ennio Morricone.

Horror-meister John Carpenter teams Kurt Russell's outstanding performance with incredible visuals to build this chilling version of the classic The Thing.

In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Soon unfrozen, the shape-shifting alien wreaks havoc, creates terror and becomes one of them...

I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I'd rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH!
I dunno what the hell's in there, but it's weird and pissed off, whatever it is.
R.J. MacReady
Temperature's up all over the camp. Won't last long though.Neither will we.How will we make it?Maybe we shouldn't.If you're worried about me...If we've got any surprises for each other, I don't think either one of us is in much shape to do anything about it.
R.J. MacReady
[last lines]What do we do now?Why don't we just wait here for a little while... see what happens...
R.J. MacReady
I know I'm human. And if you were all these things, then you'd just attack me right now, so some of you are still human. This thing doesn't want to show itself, it wants to hide inside an imitation. It'll fight if it has to, but it's vulnerable out in the open. If it takes us over, then it has no more enemies, nobody left to kill it. And then it's won.
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