The Thing

"Very Good"

The Thing Review


John Carpenter made one of his better films back in 1982 but had the unfortunate bad luck to have to release it two weeks after E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial came out. Luckily, The Thing endures as a very good horror flick: genuinely scary and full of tension, and populated by one bad-ass monster. Russell does some good work as the star, but it's the supporting cast that set the pace for dozens of trapped-with-a-monster knockoffs to follow over the next 20 years.


The Thing

Facts and Figures

Run time: 109 mins

In Theaters: Friday 25th June 1982

Box Office Worldwide: $13.8M

Budget: $10M

Production compaines: Universal Pictures, Turman-Foster Company

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

IMDB: 8.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as R.J. MacReady, as Dr. Blair, T. K. Carter as Nauls, as Palmer, as Childs, as Dr. Copper, as Norris, as Bennings, as Clark, as Garry, Joel Polis as Fuchs, Thomas G. Waites as Windows, Jed as the dog

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