The Thing (1982) 4K Restoration

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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


This week only, celebrate 40th anniversary screenings of Frank Henenlotter’s Basket Case, George A. Romero’s Creepshow, Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist, and John Carpenter’s The Thing.


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), 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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