Thing, The

Lists: Horror, Mystery, HPR Movie Of The Day

Brief Synopsis: "Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills."

Overall Ranking: 256 (Rank from 1982: # 3)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 70%
Regular 30%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Colin Flanagan97 - Another John Carpenter horror classic that has on of the greatest scare factors of all time.
Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 8
Rewatch: 9
Morgan On Media97(full review)
Tim The Film Guy96(full review)
Josh of Classicblanca95
Darren of Movie Reviews 10194(full review)
Steve Habrat92(full review)
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Bryan Lienesch77 - Scarier than the alien that wants so desperately to become them is everyone's willingness to submit authority to a boozing helicopter pilot when things go awry.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 4
Jay of Life Vs Film70(full review)
Thomas Pollock70

People Involved

  • Kurt Russell (R.J. MacReady)
  • Wilford Brimley (Dr. Blair)
  • T.K. Carter (Nauls)
  • David Clennon (Palmer)
  • Keith David (Childs)
  • Richard Dysart (Dr. Copper)
  • Charles Hallahan (Norris)
  • Peter Maloney (Bennings)
  • Richard Masur (Clark)
  • Donald Moffat (Garry)
  • Joel Polis (Fuchs)
  • Thomas G. Waites (Windows)
  • John Carpenter (Director)