The Thing

The Thing ★★★★★

Spooktober Day 4
I really don't know what to say about this one that has already been said. I guess for me personally, I'll just make a list of the things I like most about The Thing:
-The tension
-The uncertainty of who's infected and even when people get infected (something you'll spend picking apart long after you watch it)
-The effects are still incredible more than 35 years later
-The balance between tension and flat out in your face monster mayhem is literal perfection
-Kurt Russell in the leading role of MacCready is the perfect embodyment of 80s machismo
-The score is as minimalistic, beautiful, and creepy as the Antarcitc setting
-The Antarctic setting
-Literally any scene where you have the harsh blues of the Arctic night combined with the red of the flares
-Also any shot with fire on the snow
-The ending
And this isn't even my favourite Carpenter horror film