• Tom Beasley

    ★★★★ Watched by Tom Beasley 31 Oct, 2015

    Intense at times, but rather slow at others, this isn't quite the masterpiece I was expecting, but it was pretty damn close.

    Kurt Russell is tremendous, Carpenter's direction is reliably stellar and the make-up effects are the best that practical prosthetics have ever been.


  • Kikuchisawa

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Kikuchisawa 22 Nov, 2015

    Film #6 in the '80s Sci-Fi Marathon!

    Welcome back to the '80s Sci-Fi Marathon, where today we'll be taking a look at The Thing.

    In this film, a group of scientists head on an expedition to the Antarctic, when they encounter an alien creature that can take the form of the host it infects. Paranoia grows as the crew tries to figure which one, or ones, are not human.

    This film is still excellent on a second viewing, which…


  • nicolas1810

    ★★★★ Watched by nicolas1810 20 Nov, 2015

    Υπάρχουν τα θρίλερ της πλάκας όλων των κατηγοριών του είδους που γυρίζονται με το κιλό τα τελευταία χρόνια,και υπάρχει και αυτό Το Πράγμα.Με τον Kurt Russel να είναι ταυτόχρονα super cool αλλά και χαλύβδινος (σαν τον Μπαρέζι στα ντουζένια του). Με τον Carpenter να φτιάχνει ατμόσφαιρα δείχνοντας έναν σκύλο να κόβει βόλτες σε ένα δωμάτιο.Και με ένα από τα κορυφαία κομμάτια όλων των εποχών,το Superstition του Stevie Wonder να ακούγεται τόσο ταιριαστά στις πρώτες σκηνές της ταινίας.Έξοχο.


  • KonradBM

    ★★★★★ Added by KonradBM

    Proof that once upon a time John Carpenter had very few equals in his genre, The Thing is a masterpiece. The practical effects for which it is rightly famous are still as impressive today as they were in the early 80s, while the tension and perfect pace of the movie make for a fantastic viewing experience. Don't trust Norweigians and their dogs, people.


  • ammy

    ★★★★ Watched by ammy 20 Nov, 2015

    what a weird, gross and awesome ride this movie was


  • Bryan Zillig

    ★★★★★ Added by Bryan Zillig

    I first saw snippets of this film when my Dad put it on the TV during the infamous defibrillator scene. I was hooked. Truly horrific, well-acted, an amazing score, and an edge-of-your-seat ending. Doesn't get much better.


  • Mark Harrison

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Mark Harrison 19 Nov, 2015

    I've now watched Carpenter's Apocalypse Trilogy backwards (Prince of Darkness and In The Mouth Of Madness are parts 2 and 3) over the course of the last month or so, and The Thing remains the best and scariest horror film I've ever seen, pitch perfect from start to bleak finish.


  • Jordan_The_Bailiff

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Jordan_The_Bailiff 17 Nov, 2015

    Can I just...?

    *slowly leans down and kisses the blu-ray case*


  • Gary Busey

    ★★★★★ Watched by Gary Busey 06 Nov, 2015

    Much like Alien, John Carpenter's The Thing succeeds because of one specific advantageous decision made by John Carpenter. Focus on the characters. It's easy for films of this nature to simply thrill audiences by building hype for the beast, or whatever horrific entity is plaguing the unfortunate protagonists. It's much harder to build and develop characters that the audience knows will largely die off, and that simply don't have to be developed beyond overly used caricatures to succeed as a…


  • Pete Laurie

    ★★★½ Watched by Pete Laurie 30 Oct, 2015

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

    There have been plenty of successful director / actor parings over the years. People who worked together again and again, building a legacy with each movie. There was Billy Wilder and Jack Lemon, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, Alfred Hitchcock and Cary Grant. All prestige film makers and prestige actors, making prestige product. But in the 80s, there was a tag team making brilliant B-pictures. The kind of action, adventures and horror that doesn’t really exist anymore. That tag…


  • filmkuratorium

    ★★★★½ Added by filmkuratorium

    Tief im Schnee und Eis der Arktis liegt eine Forschungsstation - aber offenbar auch noch etwas anderes. Was das ist und welche Konsequenzen es für das Forschungsteam hat, darauf baut John Carpenter seinen Horrorfilm auf. Dass das Werk aus den frühen 1980er Jahren stammt, merkt man ihm nicht an. Die Aufnahmen wirken dank der DVD- und Blu-ray-Technologie modern, v.a. aber sind die Effekte noch immer sensationell.


  • Kieren Evans

    ★★★★★ Watched by Kieren Evans 07 Nov, 2015

    Proceeded by a special interview with John Carpenter which was especially funny.