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The Thing (1982)

Dates with showtimes for The Thing (1982)
  • Fri, Dec 9
  • Sun, Dec 11

Fri, Dec 9 @ 9:00 pm: Fright Club Live presentationSun, Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm: Presented on 35mm.

Director: John Carpenter Run Time: 109 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1982

Starring: David Clennon, Keith David, Kurt Russell, T. K. Carter, Wilford Brimley

Country: United States, Canada
Language: English, Norwegian


Celebrating the 40th anniversary with screenings on 35mm film!

Join us for a Fright Club Live presentation on December 9 | Before the screening, meet up with fellow horror movie lovers in The Torpedo Room and then join us at 9PM for the live recording of the Fright Club podcast hosted by George Wolf and Hope Madden.


About the film:

Members of an American scientific research outpost in Antarctica find themselves battling a parasitic alien organism capable of perfectly imitating its victims. They soon discover that this task will be harder than they thought, as they don’t know which members of the team have already been assimilated and their paranoia threatens to tear them apart.

About the filmmaker:

Director, writer, and composer John Carpenter, founding father of the modern slasher film, is the mind behind classics Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), The Thing (1982), Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), and more. Called “a creative genius of raw, fantastic, and spectacular emotions,” Carpenter was awarded the prestigious Golden Coach at Cannes 2019 for his innovative projects. One of his first, the short film The Resurrection of Broncho Billy, won an Academy Award in 1971.

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