Bill Lancaster, John W. Campbell Jr.
Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David
A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims
Score: 85% Best Streak: 6
Score: 80% Best Streak: 6
Score: 69% Best Streak: 6
John Carpenter’s The Thing is the epitome of 1980s horror. The script is suspenseful and phenomenally written as it leaves room open for interpretation and gives rise to subtle themes throughout the film. The dialogue between scenes showcases the experienced acting of the cast as individuals stuck in this terrifying reality in the most secluded place on Earth. The best part is the practical effects that went in to making the Thing feel like a real creature that could assimilate into our society.
Score: 75% Best Streak: 8
Score: 53% Best Streak: 2
Score: 70% Best Streak: 3
The Thing is easily John Carpenters best. From the beginning of the movie you already feel that creepy-cold atmosphere. The suspense is what make this film great, alongside the creature effects done by Rob Bottin. Highly Recommend. 10/10.
Score: 57% Best Streak: 4
A classic. Excellent movie that shows true excellence in animatronics and creature work. Gripping score and great tension throughout. It is John Carpenter at his finest.
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