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The Thing


Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T. K. Carter, David Clennon View All


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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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.
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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