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THE THING

THE THING

THE THING

1982 / 109min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: JOHN CARPENTER

CAST: KURT RUSSELL, WILFORD BRIMLEY, T.K. CARTER

The spectacles of CGI may create ethereal worlds and untold marvels, but pixels will never achieve the sheer viscous, loathsome ickiness on display in Carpenter’s remake of the 1951 classic. Rob Bottin and Stan Winston’s effects co-star with an ensemble cast led by Kurt Russell as researchers stuck at an isolated Antarctic outpost where they’ve run afoul of an ancient, awakened evil, in one of the bleakest films ever underwritten by an American studio.

The Thing is screening as part of Metrograph A to Z, a collection of films we think everybody should see. Click here for more info.