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The Thing

John Carpenter's under-rated remake of the 1951 classic actually follows the original source material (John W Campbell, Jr.s 'Who Goes There?') more closely. An alien organism terrorizes an Antarctic outpost and possesses the ability to change into anything it wishes, including the team members themselves! One of the slimiest films ever made. Carpenter regular Kurt Russell stars.

Year: 1982
Genre: Horror Movies, Nick's Favourites, Aliens Among Us!, Best of the 1980s, Empire Mag's Greatest 201, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Adam's Favourites, Theo's Favourites
Country: USA
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Kurt Russell, Richard Dysart, Donald Moffat
Duration: 104 Minutes
Rating: R16
8.1/10
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