• John Dach

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by John Dach 04 Jul, 2015

    No need to mince words. Perhaps the best horror film ever made. John Carpenter's remake of The Thing into a Cold War metaphor is an absolute masterpiece. The performances by the entire cast featuring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley and David Keith are on point. Rob Bottin's incredible creature effects despite being made in 1982, hold up to this day. An essential film. 5/5

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  • J_Jerome

    ★★★★★ Watched by J_Jerome 02 Jul, 2015

    Carpenter's film excels in all areas: setting dark, claustrophobic atmosphere; raising suspense with fantastic kinetic cinematography; scoring scenes with a frightening, mood inducing soundtrack; driving the main conflicts with tense dialogue; creating inspiring characters; and producing the most visually captivating practical effects of all time. Pure artistry. Pure horror!

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  • JerrysGold

    ★★★★ Rewatched by JerrysGold 14 Nov, 2014

    The Thing is arguably the greatest horror remake ever. John Carpenter has crafted a horror movie that both pays homage and makes its own mark at the same time. This is body horror at its finest. Kurt Russell as always is fucking badass. This movie is just scene after scene of unexpected terror. Holy fuck this movie is still scary. From the disgusting dog scene to the failed CPR. When it gets scary it gets scary. One of Carpenters best.

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  • Johann_Tetzel

    ★★★★ Watched by Johann_Tetzel 25 May, 2015

    John Carpenter's 'The Thing' (1982) is a stripped-back body-horror science-fiction film revolving around a team in an Antarctic research station that are infiltrated by a parasitic extraterrestrial life-form which assimilates other organisms and mimics them.

    After a Norweigan helicopter chases a dog along the antarctic tundra in an attempt to kill it, we are invited to watch a tense atmospheric 'whodunnit' as the research teams struggle to understand the alien that has infiltrated the base, and the extent of its…

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  • Dave Kehr

    Added by Dave Kehr

    John Carpenter's only official remake (1982) of a Howard Hawks film turns out to be his least Hawksian effort. There is no cohesion within the male group at Carpenter's antarctic research station; when the shape-shifting monster comes in for the attack, it's every man for himself. And although the group members are played by familiar, well-defined character actors, the terse banality of the dialogue makes them all sound and seem alike—it's hard to tell who's being attacked, and hard to…

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  • eschwa22

    ★★★★★ Added by eschwa22

    10/10: ★★★★★★★★★★

    "Truly the greatest horror film."

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  • SmokingPizza

    ★★★★★ Added by SmokingPizza

    A true horror classic. A body-horror work of art. One amazing piece of cinema then, now and forever. If you don't like this movie then I don't think you could enjoy any alien movie, ever.

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  • teganht

    ★★★★½ Added by teganht

    one of my favorite movies and i'm still not even sure why

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  • Michael Kastner

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Michael Kastner 25 Jun, 2015

    Einer meiner absoluten Lieblingsfilme. Den kann ich immer und immer wieder sehen. Diesmal auf Blu-ray. Was eine Pracht. Effekte, Darsteller, Score, Spannung. Hier passt alles. Meisterwerk.

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  • Corey Atad

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Corey Atad 13 Jun, 2015

    Carpenter whattup yoooooooooo!

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  • Pablo

    ★★★★ Watched by Pablo 23 Jun, 2015

    The Thing had the great honor to be the #200 film I see this year. Totally worth it.

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  • Davith Lecter

    ★★★★ Watched by Davith Lecter 23 Jun, 2015

    Un ambiente desolador, una criatura aterradora y unos efectos especiales legendarios hacen de este remake de Carpenter una de las mejores cintas de terror hasta la fecha.
    Kurt Russell encarna a la definición personificada de ''puto amo'' enfrentándose a un ser capaz de imitar formas físicas en una película de ritmo acelerado y una tensión ambiental generada por la constante sospecha de que uno de los personajes pueda haber dejado de ser humano. Una tensión, por otra parte, poco aprovechada,…

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