The Thing

The Thing ★★★★★

*(re)watched at the drive-in*

third time watch, second time on the big screen, and first time at the drive-in! actually..my first drive-in experience ever, and it was an absolute delight. I’m not sure how much more can be said about such a beloved classic, certainly nothing we haven’t heard echoed by many; the suspense is masterful, the effects slay, the barren and snowy setting is atmospheric as hell, the isolation and desperation is palpable, and the actors all kill it. this may not be my personal Carpenter favorite, but I can admit it’s objectively likely his best. Johnny C truly has a special and permanent spot in my heart.

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