The Thing Movie Review 1982

Information and Film Reviews for The Thing the Movie

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4.0 4.0 from 2 reviews

A team of scientists at a remote Antarctic outpost discover a buried spaceship with an unwelcome alien survivor still alive. Bombastic special effects overwhelm the suspense and the solid cast. Less a remake of the 1951 science fiction classic than a more faithful version of John Campbell's short story "Who Goes There?," since the seeds/spores take on human shapes.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 109 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Sci Fi, Cold Spots, Adapted from a Story, Alien Beings--Vicious, Science & Scientists, Special FX Extravaganzas, Special FX Extravaganzas: Make-Up, Special FX Wizards: Rob Bottin, Aliens Are People, Too, Director/Star Teams: Carpenter & Russell
Bill Lancaster
Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, Richard Masur, Keith David, Richard Dysart, David Clennon, Donald Moffat, Thomas G. Waites, Charles Hallahan
Dean Cundey
John Carpenter
Ennio Morricone
Mark Huffam

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