Friday, December 03, 2010

the thing is...

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a 1982 horror film by John Carpenter, starring Kurt Russell.  it's surprisingly good.

a team of americans in antartica is violently confronted by an alien shape-shifter able to perfectly mimic any creature it consumes.  by the time the crew realizes what they're up against, they're not sure which among them is alien.  neither is the viewer.

mutual mistrust leads to mounting panic and despair as the team simultaneously struggles to work together and keep safe distance from each other.

i was unaware of The Thing until yesterday, when i found it topping a list of "scariest movies of all time".  the special effects are dated, but the acting and story are excellent. 

watch it.


tense times in antartica


























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1 comment:

Smile said...

don't know if it's my kinda movie but i'll check some more reviews