‘The Thing’: Review Revue

Originally written by John W. Campbell Jr. in the late 1930s and called "Who Goes There?" the story inspired several versions including "The Thing from Another World" in 1951, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" in both 1956 and 1978, "Alien" in 1979, John Carpenter’s 1982 and now Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.’s 103-minute horror with the same name.

The basic premise is this. An alien spacecraft from long ago crash-landed in Antarctica with a creature on board. Modern scientists stumble upon the craft, thaw it out and discover all too late that the creature (the thing) can imitate other forms of life, i.e. humans. Read More...


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