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The Thing (1982)

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Starring (View all)
Kurt Russell Kurt Russell
MacReady
Wilford Brimley Wilford Brimley
Dr. Blair
T.K. Carter T.K. Carter
Nauls
David Clennon David Clennon
Palmer
Keith David Keith David
Childs
Richard Dysart Richard Dysart
Dr. Copper
Charles Hallahan Charles Hallahan
Vance Norris
Peter Maloney Peter Maloney
George Bennings


Written by
Bill Lancaster Bill Lancaster
(screenplay)


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One of John Carpenter’s best films

11 years ago at Nov 20 12:56
6 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." Tagged as a loose remake of Howard Hawks' 1... read more

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11 years, 8 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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4 years, 5 months ago at Jun 29 3:48
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Tres décadas después del estreno de La Cosa original, John Carpenter decidiría readaptar los eventos creando una especie de reimaginario. Manteniendo los mismos personajes en situaciones distintas le distinguirían de lo mostrado en el pasado e incentivaría a ver sus diferencias, cosa que la mayoría de la gente no entiende, los cambios son lo que pueden mejorar una versión de otra. Esto no l... read more
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A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.
Release date: 25 June 1982
UPC: 025192032929
Tags: Horror (59), Sci-fi (40), Thriller (27), 1980s (21), 1982 (20), Remake (19), Alien (19), Aliens (17), Mystery (15), Paranoia (15), Ice (15), Gore (14), Suspense (13), Antarctica (11), Spacecraft (10), Trust (10), Pilot (9), Shape Shifter (9), Antarctic (8), Science Fiction (7)
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