Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.
A must for lovers of classic horror!
Exactly that´s the stuff classics are made from: good acting (James Arness from TV-show "Smoking Guns" plays the monster!), a creepy atmosphere and an intelligent plot! The suspense will make you bite down your fingernails for 90 minutes, there is neither violence nor gore, because the true horror comes from the unknown and the unexpected! In 1982 John Carpenter filmed a remake with more action, better F/X and Kurt Russell, but it has not much to do with Howard Hawks original! And also the spirit of the post WW2-era is totally missing, because this film shows very urgently the fear of nuclear armament or the things from outer space! In some moments Christian Nyby´s film even reminded me on Ridley Scott´s "Alien", the parallels to both stories are more than immense! But as Scott´s movie is nothing but good Sci-Fi/horror, "The Thing from another World" is social criticsm and suspense-packed entertainment in one! It influenced many other classics of the genre like "Tarantula", "Them!" or "It came from outer Space", so it´s a very enjoyable and important film, which is a must for lovers of 1950s terror cinema!
- DJ Inferno
- Apr 7, 2002
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