• Corey MacDonald

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Corey MacDonald 27 Nov, 2014

    John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ is a great all round Sci-Fi horror flick that has become a classic for many film fans. When it originally came out back in 1982, the film was critically panned by both critics and audiences but gained fans when it came out on video which helped the film become a hit on video after falling flat in theaters.

    Carpenter does a great job of building the tension and suspense, best example of this is the blood…

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  • Free Vodka

    ★★★★ Added by Free Vodka

    i miss those silly animatronic puppets

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  • Chance Sprague

    ★★★★½ Added by Chance Sprague

    One of the most frightening and favorite movies of my childhood. There are often scary movies with imagined monsters (ghosts, aliens, etc.) and there are just as many scary movies about very plausible human monsters (e.g., slasher/serial killer movies). This movie has a little bit of both worlds.

    The Antarctic setting is perfect for a movie that combines isolation with paranoia and terror of the unknown. It has its fair share of 80's cheese, and my love for this movie…

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  • Ben Lott

    ★★★ Watched by Ben Lott 22 Nov, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • James Gentile

    ★★★★ Added by James Gentile

    I had stayed away from the Thing for years assuming it was little more than a genre piece for horror fans. Instead I found the film mostly concerned itself with building a tone and mood of isolation that I really enjoyed. The mystery is unraveled at a perfect pace, the suspense is excellently portrayed, and the characters all behave logically to the situation. And yet I have to admit, I still couldn't avoid the sense of being taken out of…

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  • David Gentry

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by David Gentry 22 Nov, 2014

    Essential sci-fi horror viewing.

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  • André Veiby

    ★★★★½ Added by André Veiby

    Classic. Cool story and outstanding visual effects. Great movie, and there is norwegian people in it!(for like 5 minutes, but YEA!) Really creepy and mysterious. Watch it

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  • Nick

    ★★★★★ Added by Nick

    John Carpenter's "The Thing" presents a unique kind of horror. Not only is it frightening and disturbing for all of the typical reasons a horror movie is--but it also leaves the viewer with a constant sense of claustrophobia. You NEVER feel safe. You never know who or what has been infected by The Thing. And after having seen this movie somewhere in the vicinity of ten times in my life, I can still watch it today and not remember who…

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  • Phil

    ★★★½ Added by Phil

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Andy Lunn

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Andy Lunn 12 Nov, 2014

    Was difficult not to follow a viewing of Escape From NY with this the following night. Whereas Escape has a cast to die for, this has some less familiar faces amongst the likes of Russell, Keith David, Wilfred Brimley and the legendary Donald Moffatt.

    The big thing in this one, is the amazing Rob Bottin practical effects. I think one of the characters says it best when following a particularly outlandish moment of horror, he exclaims "You gotta be fucking kidding!"

    It's still unbelievable to watch what unfolds in front of your eyes, even 30 odd years on. A must see.

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  • Reelz

    Rewatched by Reelz 13 Nov, 2014 5

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    "That thing wanted to be us!"



    Eight times.

    It’s been eight times that I've made the perilous trek into the freezing and harsh setting of Antarctica.

    It’s been eight times that I've tried my damnedest to try and analyze the often complex structure that this movie builds as soon as the title card hits the screen.

    It’s been eight times that I pick up on small key events or pieces of dialogue that I have…

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  • Heljar Wilhelmsen

    ★★★★★ Watched by Heljar Wilhelmsen 14 Nov, 2014

    Desolate winter,
    Unknown terror
    Blood covered snow

    (*I wish there existed more film like this one in our world)

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