Turns out this super-grim horror masterpiece was almost a little less grim.
Could movie audiences possibly have known what was in store for them when they went into theaters in the summer of 1982? As this 30-year-old sneak peek clip shows, it was a huge year for sci-fi, and every one of the films mentioned turned out to be a bona fide classic.
John Carpenter's arctic-alien-shapeshifter horror flick—with pits Kurt Russell's grizzled survivor against a thing from another world—occupies a special place in our collective nerd heart for lots of reasons. But here, 30 years after its June 25, 1982 opening, are our favorite ten.
Back in 1982—and still today—John Carpenter's The Thing managed to scare the crap out of film viewers because of the intense feeling of fear and paranoia that resulted from the members of the doomed U.S. Antarctic expedition not knowing WHO amongst them was being impersonated by a really creepy, murderous alien thing.
Universal has released a new clip from the horror prequel The Thing and it has everyone on edge. Paranoia is in full effect and it's taking over the crew. Unlike the previous clips and trailers this one doesn't show who's been "compromised"—it just shows everyone going insane.
Screaming Norwegians, a creature trapped in a block of ice and Mary Elizabeth Winstead trying to make sense of it all are just a few of the highlights of the new red band trailer for The Thing. It's only a little more than a minute long, but it brings the Arctic terror.
The Thing is coming! The prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 horror flick is heading to theaters and it's creepier than ever. Universal has released a new TV spot for the film that's dominated by special effects ... and lots of paranoia.
Horror fans, hold on to your seats. (Non-horror fans, you'll want to put your hands over your eyes and peek through.) The first clip for the upcoming movie The Thing has been released.
With a remake/prequel (premake?) looming, it's a great time to revisit John Carpenter's The Thing ... especially that ambiguous ending, which leaves us...
Something's hiding in the ice, and it wants Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton's bodies. The first trailer for The Thing has finally debuted and it's filled with freaky, shapeshifting craziness.