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The Thing

The Thing
Director: John Carpenter
Writer: Bill Lanchester
Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David
Review By: Klash

This film centers on a group of Americans conducting a routine scientific expedition in Antarctica. Upon taking in a stray dog that was being chased by crazed Norwegians who die the pursuit, the Americans are left unaware of the horror they have stumbled upon. After an incident involving the stray dog the group discovers they have an alien life form amongst them that is capable of taking over its host and creating a virtually identical copy. Overcome by fear and paranoia the group must now figure out who is still human and stop the alien before it takes them all over.

Based on the short story “Who goes there?” by John W. Campbell, this is the second film that has been created from this story. Not fairing to well during its theatrical release the film is one of the best horror/sci-fi films to date and is a cult classic. In my opinion this is one of John Carpenter’s best films, it’s a great adaptation story with a perfect combination of gore, shock and paranoia. This is a definite must see film which also includes the directors commentary which is also worth checking out.

Rating: 3 Guys




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