AFI's Night at the Movies
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THE THING
Presented by KURT RUSSELL
Universal, 1982
PRINCIPAL CAST Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Donald Moffat, Charles Hallahan
DIRECTOR John Carpenter
PRODUCERS David Foster, Lawrence Turman, Wilbur Stark, Stuart Cohen
SCREENWRITER Bill Lancaster
Claustrophobia and paranoia permeate director John Carptenter's chilling tale of survival set at a remote Antarctic research station. Re-imagining the sci-fi/horror classic by the legendary Howard Hawks, THE THING uses its gleefully grotesque imagery and effects to ratchet up the on-screen terror – pitting stalwart star Kurt Russell and his motley crew against a shape-shifting horror from another world.