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The Thing (1982)

The Thing (1982)

Writers: Bill Lancaster
Director: John Carpenter
Tagline: What you fear most... is among you


Mini Review

John Carpenter's 1982 movie is by far the best of the The Thing is by far the best of (so far) three versions of the John W Campbell Jr story. It reintroduces the shape-shifting element left out of 1951's The Thing From Another World and doesn't go as effect-heavy as 2011 version. Instead it concentrates on the atmosphere of isolation, claustrophobia and increasing paranoia.

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