THE THING (1982 U.S.) D: JOHN CARPENTER W: BILL LANCASTER P: LAWRENCE TURMAN
Carpenter`s more visceral remake of the 1951 sci-fi/horror classic surprised everyone (or those paying attention at least, it was not a hit) by being excellent, maybe even his finest film. A shape-shifting alien parasite first gets inside the husskies at a remote research station in Antarctica. It soon proceeds to infect the humans and Rob Bottin`s top notch FX get one hell of a workout. Everyone remembers the scene in which a head grows spider legs and scuttles across the floor. Kurt Russell stars, with Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Donald Moffat, David Clennon, Richard A. Dysart, Richard Masur and Norbert Weiser. You can also hear Carpenter and Adriene Barbeau`s voices trivia fans. Remade yet again in 2011 (and endlessly copied in the interim).

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