A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.
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. The helicopter pursuing the dog explodes, eventually leaving no explanation for the chase. During the night, the dog mutates and attacks other dogs in the cage and members of the team that investigate. The team soon realizes that an alien life-form with the ability to take over other bodies is on the loose and they don't know who may already have been taken over. Written by
When the dog is penned in the animal cage with other dogs, its cellmates show no concern or reaction. The "esp" of most animals is known to be sensitive. Ordinarily, animals which are confined with a creature which is unknown to them, become wary and behave in a manner which indicates they feel threatened. Although the alien nature of the dog is hidden inside its appearance, the dog's cellmates would likely have caused a fearful response instead of the laid-back behavior shown when the dog-Thing was first placed in the animal cage. That the dogs truly become alarmed when the dog-Thing begins to manifest its true nature is predictable, but the wariness of the dogs might have been made more evident when the dog was first caged, even if merely a curious glance by one dog or shifting of another dog to a more guarded position. There may not be an actual error, but many animals show caution when they know "something is up", and become very reluctant to approach or tolerate a suspicious creature in close quarters to them. Also, one animal among a group which becomes alarmed when confronted by something, which, although familiar in appearance, has bizarre qualities which could only be detected by another animal with similar sensory skills, would probably generate excitement that would spread to the other dogs within earshot. See more »
When Mac yells to Norris in the rec room, "Any of them move you fry 'em," a shadow cast by the crew's boom mic can be seen on the wall above Clark, Copper, and Garry on the couch. See more »
Many people has got a film they think of as their favourite movie. My movie will always be John Carpenter's The Thing! The main reason why this movie is a cult-film is perhaps the splatter-effects created mainly by genius Rob Bottin and that this is the movie that made Kurt Russell what he is today (along with Escape from N.Y.) In my opinion, this is not a great film because of the effects, it has to do with the story, the atmosphere, and of course, the acting. I have watched thousands and thousands of movies (3-6 every day the last 10 years), but none has had the impact on me as this one, not even the great "Das Boot".
Here's my suggestion to you who likes sci-fi and horror movies: Place yourself in the good chair of your home. Be sure you're not interupted by anyone. If you aint got a projector, sit close to your TV and watch this miracle of a film. Let it absorbe you, and you'll see it my way!
Best View Time: Late February between 5 and 9 in the evening.
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