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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Kurt Russell
Wilford Brimley
T K Carter
Richard Dysart
Directors
John Carpenter
Screenwriters
Running Time
109 minutes

The Thing
Carpenter horror, and not a Fantastic Four in sight


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Plot
An American scientific expedition to the frozen wastes of the Antarctic is interrupted by a group of seemingly mad Norwegians pursuing and shooting a dog. Only the dog survives the crash but the scientists soon wish they hadn't taken it in.


Verdict
Back in 1997 Carpenter told Empire that "You'll never, ever, see anything like The Thing again." Like MacReady and Childs we're still waiting. We might be for a long time yet.


Reviewed by Adam Smith

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