The Thing Review
Written by: SweetReaper
"In the winter of 1982 a twelve man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Soon unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, creates terror and becomes one of them."
The Thing is probably, in my opinion, one of the most complete and entertaining horror/sci-fi movies ever made. The atmosphere of the film alone makes it worth watching, it nails the feeling of isolation and dread throughout the entire film, and keeps you guessing which in turn draws you into the movie just that much more.
Kurt Russell gives an outstanding performance not to mention the near equal performances of the rest of the cast. The special effects were groundbreaking at the time the movie was first released and hold up still to this day and if I had my way we would be seeing less CGI and more old school make up and creature effects in movies, but I digress. The films score is up there among the other memorable movie themes that John Carpenter has created, I just love when I hear the first "duhn-duhn" at the beginning.
John Carpenter is on top of his game with this one, bringing a wide variety of emotion to this movie. If you are a fan of John Carpenter and haven't seen this one yet check it out, hell even if you're not a fan check it out cause you may just become one.