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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. Soon unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, creates terror and becomes one of them.
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It's a gory movie with a decent amount of suspense, and things kind of fall apart near the end, but by that time you're hooked into the Kurt Russell character. It's a grim story. I can't name another actor who could have brought so much to a story, it's really great casting. And incredible acting. Probably the only movie in my collection where the whole affair is really made whole and entertaining by one actor. He's that good in it. I mean, he's representing a hero defending the entire Earth against enemies from space. How much more heroic can it get..??? BUY THIS DVD NOW!!!
btw ***NOT*** for kids -- way too scary.
"John Carpenter's The Thing" is one of the great horror/sci-fi films of all time, featuring a brilliant cast of veteran performers, led by he-man Kurt Russell. While Russell's name appears alone in the opening credits, each of the remaining cast members gets sufficient screen time in the claustrophobic tale that combines paranoia, alien invasion, the perils of being secluded, and hopelessness.
Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Donald Moffat, Richard Masur, David Clennon, Charles Hallahan, Joel Polis, T.K. Carter, Richard Dysart, Thomas G. Waites, and Peter Maloney round out the-ten-little-Indians' cast. Fans of the Agatha Christie novel will understand the comparison.
State-of-the-then special effects, a great Ennio Morricone score, an engaging script and great direction from Carpenter make this the most memorable of the three tellings of the original short story.
This DVD features both a fascinating 83-minute "making of" documentary and an informative commentary-with-Carpenter-and-Russell version.
It is that (a mystery) and sci- fi and horror, great acting, special effects ,paranoia to boot.
It will leave you scared and wondering , they made an earlier version which was fairly laughable , though as a kid I loved it.
Then I read the Book and all I can say is -wow.
John W.Campbell Jr first published "Who goes there ?" in 1938!
This is so close to the Book Campbell would have loved it - maybe he would have fainted with the special effects.
It is graphic,- if you love sci- fi this is a MUST see!