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About the Movie
Horror-meister John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York) 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. Once unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, creates terror and becomes one of them.
Blood on the snow - and more blood
This movie scared the pants off me when I saw it first release. It's imbued with a sense of dread that keeps the tension high in every scene. The film came out during the first few years of the AIDS crisis and there are AIDS metaphors in the film that were considered risky at the time but may pass unnoticed today. Kurt Russell's excellent performance anchors the story.The gruesome effects are very convincing. One scene involvng a dog will make you look at your puppy in a different light. A film worth repeated viewings.
The film acutally came out in the 1980,s 82' or 83. Yes it was brilliant, very innovated. Rob Botton who did the special effects is still a rand master at his craft. 100 out of 100.
Best eva alien movie. More alien than Alien. More blood than There Will Be Blood. More ice than Iceland. More cold than Cold Mountain. Just waiting for the outback version filmed in the Kimberleys --- The Thingo.... or Thingy....
- Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Released: 1982
- © 2008 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.