Thing, The

Lists: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Alien invasion

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: 294 (Rank from 1982: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 64.29%
Regular 28.57%
Half-Popped 7.14%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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AmyJAndrews100(full review)
Colin Flanagan97 - Another John Carpenter horror classic that has on of the greatest scare factors of all time.
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)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest83
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.
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)
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