31 Days of Halloween! #12. The Thing

I’m counting down my favorite 31 Horror Movies of all time. Every day this month I’ll feature one movie from my list – starting on Oct 1st with #31 and ending  on the Oct 31st, Halloween, with my #1 favorite scary movie.




#12. The Thing (1982)

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David

Plot: An American scientific expedition to the frozen wastes of the Antarctic is interrupted by a group of seemingly mad Norwegians pursuing and shooting a dog. The helicopter pursuing the dog explodes, eventually leaving no explanation for the chase. During the night, the dog mutates and attacks other dogs in the cage and members of the team that investigate. The team soon realizes that an alien life-form with the ability to take over other bodies is on the loose and they don’t know who may already have been taken over.

My Thoughts

Another classic from the year 1982! The Thing has built up a rabid fanbase over the years and over time has become something more – something legendary. At the time of its release though this filme got overlooked, due in no small part to another film about an alien that lands of earth, cute and cuddly E.T. But whereas E.T pulled the heartstrings, The Thing LITERALLY pulled on heart strings and whoa doth the blood flow. One of the finest examples of practical effects to ever been done – I can honestly say, they don’t make’em like this anymore.


One response to “31 Days of Halloween! #12. The Thing

  1. Pingback: 31 Days of Halloween! Recap | the mandelbrot set

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