The Thing ★★★★½

Next to Halloween this is John Carpenter's crowning horror moment. Pure, relentless, brutal horror in an isolated arctic environment. Kurt Russell gives an outstanding performance. Who has been infected with the creature? We don't know, which only adds to the fear. Awesome script, acting, sound and outstanding creature effects. I liked the black and white movie this was based on, too and the opening graphic pays homage. Highly recommended and likely to scare the hell out of you.