John Carpenter’s The Thing Review (5 of 5)

Like Alien, John Carpenter’s The Thing combines horror, sci fi and suspense elements to create a true classic. John Carpenter is no stranger to horror and science fiction and this is one of his best in either genre.

This movie delivers and does keep you guessing all the way to the end.

It has a great cast with Kurt Russell in the lead as helicopter pilot MacReady. Wilford Brimley and Keith David are really good in this, also.

The creature is very creepy and has some Lovecraftian elements to its various appearances. The FX by Rob Bottin (and Stan Winston) are some of the most unsettling to ever appear onscreen, especially in a mainstream big studio film. If you like gore, you’re going to love this.The fact that this(like Blade Runner) was panned by critics and bombed at the box office is shocking, though.

It’s an outstanding movie that holds up well. It’s a must see for anyone who loves horror films. Five of 5 whatevers.


One Response to “John Carpenter’s The Thing Review (5 of 5)”

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