The Thing (1982)
Claymation version of the film
opening helicopter scene
The Thing video game picks up several weeks after the movie ends
Utilizes same main title graphics
Title mentioned during 'Coming Soon' trailer
A poster of The Thing is clearly visible in a window at least twice.
Skank says of the Wraith, "whoever he is, he's weird and pissed off"
'Happy' is seen reading an issue of Fangoria that features a cover story about this film.
Video case is shown in a video store.
Often uses Thing scream sound effect during explosions.
Tetsuo's out-of-control mutating heavily resembles The Thing's many transformations
A person is attacked by the monster and it gestates inside him, just like Norris in The Thing.
a parasitic organism can be destroyed only by fire.
references the title and basic plot
Has a scene with a decapitated head moving around using its tongue to latch onto things and to pull itself around.
"Sonny 'The Thing' King" is listed in the closing credits.
Video box seen in video store.
John Carpenter is identified as the director of this
"No it's like the Thing"
Episode plot features many similarities with the movie.
The crew of USS Defient use a blood test to find the changling, just as the crew of the science station did in The Thing
creature transformation scenes.
Video case is shown.
In the dissection scene, the alien stands up waving his tentacles and making sounds that recall the alien from the John Carpenter film.
The dog in the church is a clear reference to kennel/ dog sequence in "The Thing" and in fact there are a number of references to John Carpenter's movie throughout.
Dog transformation scene is more than likely a reference to The Thing's dog transformation scene
Similar shaped space ship buried in ice at Antartic
Movie poster on the wall of Mark's office.
The alien test scene is a direct recreation of the blood test scene.
The final levels of this game are set at an Antarctic research station where humans have been turned into hideous mutants by an alien lifeform that's crash landed on Earth. The final boss is also a mutant spider with a human head.
a girl at the haunted house wants to create a "Thing room" based on the movie (then she goes into an explanation about how the creature will burst out of a body)
Copied line from the script
M:I-2 duplicates the cell destruction computer imaging scene
A t-shirt is shown.
Tim quotes the line "You've gotta be f****ing kidding!" in the exact same manner as it's said in this film. The camera angle and music mimick the moment in this film too.
'Pam Grier asks 'Who goes there?', title of the original novel. The character Dr. Arlene Whitlock is named after Visual Effects Supervisor Albert Whitlock of The Thing.
Karen is unhappily banished to a tool shed by the group, because of her disease, such as Dr. Blair was unhappily banished to the tool shed by the group because he was suspected to be the Thing. Further more, the words cabin fever are mentionned in the very first dialogue of "The Thing" and both films open on an infected dog.
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Mad Man Pondo wears a The Thing T-shirt.
The sheriff and the deputy are called MacReady and Bennings, just like two characters from The Thing.
Open reference by a character
The title is displayed on a magazine cover.
There is a shot of a wolf as it tries to escape the pen it is being held in. In the shot, the wolf tries to bite off a bit of the fence. A direct reference (camera angle and all) to John Carpenter's The Thing.
The dogs with mutant tentacles is a direct reference to a similar scene in The Thing.
Poster on wall
Scotty talks about this movie. Also, title of this film appears on screen and a video case is shown in a video store.
Video case is shown.
A man can be seen wearing a "The Thing" cap.
Somebody wears a The Thing T shirt.
Referenced during a conversation about horror movie remakes.
One of the shops seen in the beginning of the movie is owned by "R.J. MacReady", which is the name of Kurt Russell's character in The Thing (1982).
Video case is shown.
The scene with the demon baby crawling away heavily resembles the scene with the decapitated head.
Abby, McGee and Tony are having a discussion about whether zombies should be fast or slow. Several movies are mentioned during the conversation. Among them The Thing.
Parts of this episode's soundtrack are nearly identical to Ennio Morricone's in The Thing, a film about a virus that infects people and causes paranoia.
movie poster in Abes office
The episode "The Thing" is named after this movie.
At some point, the werewolf's muzzle peels back, referencing the alien dog in 'The Thing'. The werewolf also ends up building its own equipment in an underground cave, much like the thing in 'The Thing'.
Kyle tells Cartman that he got his blood test from this movie. Also, the blood test scene is recreated.
the transformation of the infected rapist in "Planet Terror" is a reference to this movie
At some points in the episode, the alien werewolf's muzzle peels back, referencing the alien dog in 'The Thing'.
The transformation of the infected Rapist #1 is a reference to this movie
Music from the movie used
Kreeg's response when he sees Sam's disembodied hand crawl across the floor.
Referenced in the score.
Mentioned, poster shown.
the mayor of little lamplight (RJ Macready) is named after Kurt Russell's character.
The Monster's (Zoidberg's) head detaches itself and sprouts tentecles when its body dies.
video case seen behind Emily in an interview
poster seen on a bedroom wall
The scene where The Missing Link, from Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) , is found frozen in a block of ice but thaws and escapes is similar to the discovery an escape of the being in this Movie and in this Movie.
One of the characters has a T-shirt with this movie's logo in it.
Howard suggests watching this while at the North Pole.
Blood testing scene
After getting the cold shoulder, Deputy Lupo complains that Zane is behaving like the Thing after his return with the Arctic core sample.
DVD is shown in a video store.
The possessed dogs forming into a monstorous tentacled beast is a reference to The Thing.
James regards the remake to The Fly as one of the best Sci-Fi remakes next to The Thing remake.
The Doctor asks Amy if she's referring to the John Carpenter/Kurt Russell version of The Thing
It is mentioned by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in the Section 3 of the Obscene Publications Act. Also, video case is shown.
Pierce saying "I'm feeling much better now", mimicking Wilfred Brimley's character
Mentioned in documentary
Garris and Darabont praise the movie
One of Wife Petter's transformations resembles the alien creature Palmer becomes in this film.
Poster on the classroom wall.
Josh Gates: "I feel like Kurt Russell in The Thing."
One of the films spoken about by Garris
It is referenced.
Roger says that the 1982 version paid more attention
"It's playing the theme from The Thing."
as seen from space, a UFO disappears into the Earth's atmosphere
"She arrives in the nick of time to help Rock Lee fight John Carpenter's The Thing."
The female lead Samantha MacReady was named after R.J. MacReady in the thing. The filmmakers admit to "an unhealthy obsession with Kurt Russell", the actor who portrayed R.J. MacReady.
Beca has this DVD
Alex mentions director John Carpenter.
mentioned among John Carpenter's masterpieces
Sharon mentions a friend of hers is watching this film.
the film op this episode's topic.
Erod says to watch this movie instead of the 2011 prequel.
Scott shouts "that Thing wanted to be us!" before he fires the flamethrower.
Terry Crews says the film was the first R-rated movie his mother let him watch
A faux title sequence appears at one point during the film that directly parodies the title sequence from The Thing.
The movie is mentioned.
A fan of John Carpenter
Survivors must prove to each other that they are still human.
Zombie dog turns insideout with mutant tentacles coming out of his body
"Sure would've helped McCready and the rest of the gang from The Thing if the outpost had escape pods."
Title typography and intercutting with opening shots is almost exactly the same as in The Thing.
The film is mentioned.
A monster assumes the apparence as one of the characters
Snob says he likes this movie
"Why aren't they watching John Carpenter's The Thing... even though it wasn't made yet?"
Vincent Guastini references Rob Bottin and The Thing as the high watermark for practical effects.
Poster is seen.
Effects in the 1980s are described as the era of An American Werewolf in London and The Thing.
Video case is shown.
The opening title card appears on screen in the same way as the title from "The Thing"
One of the additions to Disc 3 of Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide, Part 2 Box Set as one of the 82 Section 3 "Nasties". Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014) features on Disc 1 of this Box Set.
Major influence according to the director. A group is infiltrated by an unknown and malicious intelligence that takes over a host until it's ready to attack and spread. It's up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things.
Mentioned by Kate Hudson
Mentioned in interview.
A poster is shown.
Similar alien transformation scenes when malevolent shapeshifting alien creatures take over their host
Linkara reviews a Thing comic
The alien in this episode is a direct homage to this film, including being found in ice.
Mentioned in dialogue
"Is she being possessed by The Thing?"
"This was a lot scarier and more effective when we didn't see a lot of The Thing."
Mentioned by Danny Leigh when reviewing _The Woods (2015)_
Another haunting score by Ennio Morricone, a group of people in an isolated area, during a blizzard who don't trust each other. Not to mention, Kurt Russell.
Mentioned in dialogue
This and Death Wish II's scores were nominated for the 1982 Razzies
Based on the universe of the original movie.
Johannes jokes about John Carpenter's soundtracks, a direct reference to "The Thing"
Tim Kelleher's character is named MacReady, the same as Kurt Russell's character
Movie poster can be seen in the the background of the dungeons of dragons scene
Poster on wall in Mike's basement.
There's a movie poster on the wall in the Wheeler's basement where the kids are playing.
Jay discusses the historical accuracy of the kids in Stranger Things having a poster for The Thing in the 80s
among '80s remakes of old '50s B-movies
gets an honorable mention
Researchers discover an alien parasite in the body of a wolf.
The DVD for this film is shown on a record player cabinet.
A full scene in Paraphrenia pays tribute to John Carpenter's The Thing
The feel of paranoia directly references the film.
Game unit appears
brief clip from this movie
shot of the helicopter landing is reused from this film
Clips from the movie are featured throughout the show
Clips are shown.
Talked about, clips used.
Brett's #2 Monster/Alien in Movies
Footage of this movie is shown.
Footage of this movie is shown.
The Thing takes the #2 Monster & Aliens in movies
clips of film
Clips shown during the interview.
Linkara talks about the Thing series
"...and am now hoping that The Thing pops up and eats the guy."
Linkara talks about the movie and reviews its comic book sequel
Linkara talks about the movie and reads the comic follow-up
Wallace and Felix watch this on TV.
Linkara still holds this film in high regard and reviews the comic follow-up
Linkara reviews a comic sequel
The scene of Stan Winston's "dog monster" from The Thing is featured.
A character says "you've gotta be fucking kidding me."
Clip is shown
"Naturally, they also try to use The Thing approach."
Alex Bolton mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Mr. Clarke and his girlfriend watch this on TV.
The plot and villain loosely parodies John Carpenter's The Thing.
Satoshi's mother transforms into the Thing.
The Thing by John Carpenter is spoofed through out the film.
Opening title sequence is exact.
The opening title sequence mimicks this movie's
The concept of a shape shifting alien that can mimic a person perfectly after killing them.
The title and the plot is a spoof of Carpenter movie
In re the blizzard, Stephen jokes about cutting your relatives open and hiding in their bodies to keep warm.