The Thing (1982)

The Thing (1982) (91) John Carpenter’s take on the classic “Who Goes There?” is not only a good film, initially overlooked by critics and audiences alike, but a landmark entry into the horror genre. His film is violent, striking, and toys with questions of identity that have haunted mankind since time immemorial. The Thing is the ultimate monster movie for the fact that, as gruesome and frightening as Carpenter’s imagery is, it is the fear of the hidden enemy which proves most petrifying. Here he wields the unseen as well Spielberg, Scott, or any other.

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