The Thing


“Anybody touches me, and we go”. This is a horror/thriller for our times – the brilliant John Carpenter’s “The Thing”, a remake of Howard Hawks’ movie “The Thing From Another World”. It’s about an alien that seems to be a virus that can infect you and turn you alien. It’s a claustrophobic haunted house movie where you can’t yell at the characters to run away because outside is the frozen terrain of Antarctica.

And then, as with “Invasion Of The Body Snatchers”, you don’t know who is human and who has become alien. The alien effects by Rob Bottin are amazing, but it’s special because it’s one of the most tense, creepy and action-packed movies of all time. The scene when they test the blood is up there with anything Hitchcock ever did.

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