The Thing [HPH2013 Take 9]


The Thing (1982)

An American scientific expedition to the frozen wastes of the Antarctic is interrupted by a group of seemingly mad Norwegians pursuing and shooting a dog. The helicopter pursuing the dog explodes, eventually leaving no explanation for the chase. During the night, the dog mutates and attacks other dogs in the cage and members of the team that investigate. The team soon realizes that an alien life-form with the ability to take over other bodies is on the loose and they don’t know who may already have been taken over.

Why did I include this film? Considered by many to be one of the most suspenseful movies of all time, it’s also currently the top ranked film of 1982 and in the Top 50 all-time.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley and Keith David

Directed by John Carpenter

Written by Bill Lancaster


Tim The Film Guy – 96/100 – (full review)

Steve Habrat from Anti-Film School – 92 / 100 – (full review)

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