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The Thing

Cast

Kurt Russell, Keith David, Wilford Brimley, Donald Moffat View All


Crew

John Carpenter (Director), Bill Lancaster (Screenplay), John W. Campbell Jr. (Story) View All

Release: Jun. 25th, 1982
Runtime: 1 hour, 49 minutes
Members of an American scientific research outpost in Antarctica find themselves battling a parasitic alien organism capable of perfectly imitating its victims. They soon discover that this task will be harder than they thought, as they don't know which members of the team have already been assimilated and their paranoia threatens to tear them apart.
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12 The Thing
Since the release of the game recently, it sparked my interest in the DVD, and I haven't seen this movie in years. So my brothers and I rented it the other night, and saw it all over again, and I forg...
46 The Thing
I've heard that at the end of the film theres a subtle twist, supposedly if you watch the breathing it will indicate a nice surprise. Anyone noticed this, i wouldy greatly appreciate if some1 could s...

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The Sci-Fi Slob
After Director John Carpenter screened his completed film, the movie studio insisted that he go back and film a scene where MacReady is in a hospital, explaining how he alone survived.
CiCi
However, this film isn't a spectacular display of acting, but very few horror films are.
Citizen Rules
There's an adage in film making 'show horror elements in brief, dark scenes'.
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