John CarpenterUSA109 minutes1982ColourEnglish
Please note that color has partially faded on this print, the only known 70mm copy.
After a bizarre run-in with a fleeing husky and a helicopter full of manic, trigger-happy Norwegians, the crew of an American research station in the snowy wastes of Antarctica realizes that they have been invaded by a deadly alien parasite which can ingest and perfectly imitate any biological organism. Led by boozy chopper pilot MacReady (Kurt Russell, in sombrero and windswept hair), the men desperately try to determine which — or how many — of them are "the thing" before they are all taken over. Released in the summer of E.T. to resoundingly poor box office and critical reception, John Carpenter's big-budget remake of Howard Hawks' 1950s classic has since been reclaimed as a modern masterpiece of sci-fi.