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.

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4.7 out of 5
727 Ratings
727 Ratings

83% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.4/10
  • Fresh 49
  • Rotten 10

Critics Consensus: Grimmer and more terrifying than the 1950s take, John Carpenter's The Thing is a tense sci-fi thriller rife with compelling tension and some remarkable make-up effects.

17+ COMMON SENSE

Gory fear fest is a classic the faint-hearted should skip.

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Studio
Universal Pictures
Released
Copyright
© 1982 Universal City Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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