Hey guys this thread is discuss the cult phenomenon surrounding a 1982 film by the name of The Thing. It was directed by John Carpenter, the same man who directed Halloween. It tells the tale of an American research outpost in Antarctica faced with an alien organism that perfectly assimilates and hides inside its victims. It has the ability to morph into any combination of features from organisms previously assimilated. Since there have already been presumably thousands of species assimilated, this Thing has plenty of options. The occupants of the outpost realize that they cannot let this monster reach the mainland. The only way to kill it is to burn it. It gets very intense. And gory.
Here's a scene to give you an idea of what to expect.
Of course, there are other Thing-related things, although they exist in the shadow of the brilliance of the aforementioned film. Most obviously there is a 2011 movie of the same name. This is actually a PREQUEL to the John Carpenter film, and tells the story of the Norwegians who originally found the alien encased in ice. I have already seen it, and I can tell you that it is a good film. Much better than the critics' consensus would have you believe.
There was also an Xbox, PS2, and PC video game based on The Thing, but it was a mixed bag. Still interesting, though.
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Edited by SpikySprinter, 23 October 2011 - 12:42 AM.