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Rated R · 108 minutes · 1982

Horror, Science fiction
In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and the camp doctor (Richard Dysart) lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature before it picks them all off, one by one.
Director: John Carpenter
Writer: Bill Lancaster
Producer: Wilbur Stark, David Foster and Lawrence Turman
Cast: Kurt Russell, A. Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, Richard Dysart, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, David Clennon and Keith David

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The Thing

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Colorado Springs Independent Cold dead hands: The Thing There's no mystery in The Thing. Even the guessing game of who is and isn't human is lackluster. by Anders Wright 10/13/2011
Portland Mercury Imitation Cheese The Thing: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. is no John Carpenter. by Erik Henriksen 10/13/2011
Boise Weekly The Projector: Movies opening on Oct. 14 Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson search for rare birds, Kenny Wormald searches for freedom to cut loose, Vera Farmiga soul-searches for her faith, Ludivine Sagnier searches for success by way of an unscrupulous mentor in Kristin Scott Thomas and The Thing searches for host bodies. It's all at the movies. by Garrett Horstmeyer 10/14/2011
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The Coast Halifax Not The Thing of beauty Horror prequel plays it too obvious, lacks mystery by Matthew Ritchie 10/16/2011
Creative Loafing Atlanta Hollywood Product: The Thing Prequel replicates DNA of John Carpenter's original by Curt Holman 10/14/2011
NUVO Ed reviews 'The Thing' If you haven't seen the other versions of this sci-fi thriller, do yourself a favor and check those out instead of this dreck. by Ed Johnson-Ott 10/14/2011
Arkansas Times 'The Thing': a serviceable homage Prequel builds upon plot of original cult classic. by Sam Eifling 10/19/2011
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East Bay Express The Thing Norwegians would. You shouldn't. by Kelly Vance 10/12/2011

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