Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Thing (1982)

Director: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Man is The Warmest Place to Hide.

Plot: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.

My rating: 9/10

Will I watch it again? Yup.

#26 of 31 Days of Horror 2010.

I've seen this flick maybe 3-4 times. Once last night, four years prior and then go back another 20 years. HOLY FUCKING SHIT THIS IS A GOOD MOVIE!!! Excellent sci-fi/thriller/horror. Carpenter's HALLOWEEN (1978) seems to be everyone's favorite Carpenter flick but I have to give that honor to this one.

Best line?

"I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time,
I'd rather not spend the rest of this winter

It's tight and fucking intense. The special effects hold up incredibly well for nearly thirty years ago (fuck CGI). The atmosphere is thick, the story is simple but keeps you on the edge of your seat, the performances are on target, Ennio Morricone's score literally nails the pulse of the film and it's jaw-dropping how good this looks on Blu-ray!

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