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The Thing
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Kurt Russell Kurt Russell
R.J. MacReady
Wilford Brimley Wilford Brimley
Dr. Blair
T.K. Carter T.K. Carter
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David Clennon David Clennon
Palmer
Keith David Keith David
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Richard Dysart Richard Dysart
Dr. Copper
Charles Hallahan Charles Hallahan
Vance Norris
Peter Maloney Peter Maloney
George Bennings


Written by
Bill Lancaster Bill Lancaster
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One of John Carpenter's finest

5 years, 7 months ago at Nov 20 12:56
4 votes
"I know I'm human. And if you were all these things, then you'd just attack me right now, so some of you are still human. This thing doesn't want to show itself, it wants to hide inside an imitation. It'll fight if it has to, but it's vulnerable out in the open. If it takes us over, then it has no more enemies, nobody left to kill it. And then it's won."

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6 years, 3 months ago at Mar 25 17:03
3 votes
What’s amazing about the film is that the older I get the scarier the film is. I must have seen the film a half dozen times now. I first watched it when I was a kid, maybe 11 or 12, and I just kind of loved the gore effects. Was just riveted by them. Every subsequent rewatch has unsettled me a little more and watching it a few nights back the film struck me in a way that I wasn’t expecting. It... read more

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6 years ago at Jun 8 11:33
3 votes
It doesn’t matter how many times you watch The Thing, it still has the ability to raise the hairs on the back of your neck and forces you to the edge of your seat.
The dark, brooding atmosphere starts at the opening credits when the title burns its way through the screen. The eerie thudding music accentuates this and the tone doesn’t let up for the full running time.

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A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who's human and who's not before it's too late.
Release date: 25 June 1982
UPC: 025192032929
Tags: Horror (57), Sci-fi (39), Thriller (29), 1980s (23), 1982 (21), Alien (20), Remake (19), Aliens (18), Paranoia (16), Mystery (15), Ice (15), Gore (14), Suspense (13), Antarctica (12), Spacecraft (11), Trust (10), Shape Shifter (10), Antarctic (9), Usa (9), Pilot (9)
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