The Thing (1982)

(USA, 1982, 109 mins, DCP)
CAST Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Filmed in Stewart, British Columbia, John Carpenter’s film is the second adaptation of John W Campbell’s novella ’Who Goes There?", previously filmed by Howard Hawks and Christian Newby in 1951 as ’The Thing From Another World’.

Set in American Antarctic research station, the film follows the discovery of a similar Norwegian site, the scene of some recent unexplained horrors that claimed the lives of everyone on the base. Records show that the Norwegians recently came across a UFO buried in the ice…

Legendary for the shocking creature fx created by Rob Bottin, the 1982 Thing is now widely perceived as a classic in its own right, one of the scariest films ever made.

"The Thing is one of [Carpenter’s] greatest moments, creating a terrifying atmosphere of claustrophobia, suspense and paranoia. And Kurt Russell is as good as he’s ever been, wearing one of the best beards in movie history." Total Film