Dir. John Carpenter. 1982, 109 mins. DCP. With Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David. In remaking Howard Hawks’s The Thing from Another World, horror master Carpenter fashioned his own equally chilling classic. Featuring some of the ooziest special effects ever created for the screen, this awesomely terrifying film follows a group of scientists, trapped in a remote Antarctic outpost, who are beset by a shape-shifting extraterrestrial force that is able to enter anyone’s body undetected. With its jaw-dropping gallery of creepy-crawlies and gorgeous widescreen compositions, this is definitely one to see in a theater—in the dark.
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