First off, I'd like to thank members TownCryer and SheopleNation for mentioning this movie in another thread that I did. If they hadn't I wouldn't
have thought to look for it and would not be posting this thread. So, thank you both.
Made in 1982, The Thing is about a group of scientists who have to fight for their lives when an alien being invades their outpost. If animals and
humans turning into other things or gore scares you, this movie is guaranteed to give you a fright. I thought that the acting was good. The special FX
was excellent. I believe that this is a remake of a 1951 movie called The Thing from Another World, as the plot is almost the same for both movie;
although, the characters are different and there are a few differences in the story line as well.
I looked for the full video of this movie but was only able to find it in segments, and it's colorized (sorry purists). If you want, watch both movies
and compare them. Is the 1982 movie a remake, a rip off, or it's own movie?
I don't feel like copy/pasting 17 clips here. It's tedious and I don't know how much room that would take up. You can watch the trailer and the movie
below. No clip is longer than 5 minutes and there are 17 of them-not including the trailer.
this is one if not my favorite horror/sci-fi movies. and it doesn't hurt that the soundtrack is absolutely awesome. i mean ennio morricone! c'mon!
awesome! really adds to the atmosphere of the movie and the suspense. this is one of those movies where i can just watch it over and over again. the
original is great and has some things they chose to leave out in the carpenter re-make. i just love carpenter one way more.
edit on 24-4-2015
by CallmeRaskolnikov because: (no reason given)
Good thread to raise awareness for SUCH A GREAT MOVIE.
Seen it over 20 times, and never get bored. This is a classic.
Did you know this was on the cinema at the same time as E.T?
Except no one paid much attention to this one for obvious reasons.. It only became popular (and a cult movie) after it was released on video. Yes,
This was one of the best remake's of a B movie and one of the scariest sci fi horrors in it's day though it is pretty tame in today's world.
Still the concept was fantastic, an ancient shape shifting alien trapped in the ice in a frozen UFO for hundreds of thousands of years.
It inspired more than many think and even the X files took inspiration from it right down to the arctic UFO and ancient shape changing aliens.
I think they got it. I don't think it was McCreedy because he was too freaked out by the prospect of the others being it. Childs; though, I think
could be it if they didn't kill the thing. He was gone a lot.
This content community relies on user-generated content from our member contributors. The opinions of our members are not those of site ownership who maintains strict editorial agnosticism and simply provides a collaborative venue for free expression.