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Thing, The (1982)  link to Thing, The on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 1656

poster Thing, The

IMDb Rating:
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8.1/10 (335222 votes)

Country: USA, 109 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, Norwegian

Genre(s): Horror, Sci-Fi, Mystery

Director(s): John Carpenter

Video Codec: Unknown

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.



photo Kurt Russell Kurt Russell MacReady
photo Wilford Brimley Wilford Brimley Dr. Blair
photo T.K. Carter T.K. Carter Nauls
photo David Clennon David Clennon Palmer
photo Keith David Keith David Childs

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.55:1