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- In Theaters: Jun 25, 1982
- Blu-ray CE: Nov 06, 2018
- DVD: Aug 28, 2001
- The Thing Rating Scores
- Our Score: 10
- Overall Score: 8.29
- IMDB: 8.1
- MetaCritic: 5.7
- Rotten Tomatoes: 8.3
The Thing Cast Starring Kurt Russell, Adrienne Barbeau, John Carpenter, Keith David, Norbert Weisser
The Thing Directed by John Carpenter
Master of Horror John Carpenter directed The Thing (1982), and this horror mystery sci-fi film is one I can watch every month of the year. A research facility crew discover a creature that can become anything it touches. The only weakness it has is to fire. The Thing had an estimated movie budget of $15 million and grossed $13,782,838 at the box office. Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, and Keith David star in The Thing.
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The Thing Plot Synopsis:A US research station, Antarctica, early-winter 1982. The base is suddenly buzzed by a helicopter from the nearby Norwegian research station. They are trying to kill a dog that has escaped from their base. After the destruction of the Norwegian chopper the members of the US team fly to the Norwegian base, only to discover them all dead or missing. They do find the remains of a strange creature the Norwegians burned. The Americans take it to their base and deduce that it is an alien life form. After a while it is apparent that the alien can take over and assimilate into other life forms, including humans, and can spread like a virus. This means that anyone at the base could be inhabited by The Thing, and tensions escalate.
The Thing Directors: John Carpenter
The Thing Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Runtime: 109 / 1h 49min
MPAA Rating: R
Writers: Bill Lancaster, John W. Campbell Jr.
Producers: Stuart Cohen, David Foster, Larry Franco, Wilbur Stark, Lawrence Turman
Musicians: Ennio Morricone
Cinematographers: Dean Cundey
Editors: Todd C. Ramsay
Production: Universal Pictures
Language: English, Norwegian
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