The Thing

Showing Fri 17 Nov only

The Thing
John Carpenter
Country of origin and year
USA 1982
109 minutes
Rated 18 - Contains strong violence and gory horror.
Cast: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, TK Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart.

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Screenings from Fri 17 Nov

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Fri 17 Nov 23:00 Filmhouse screen 1        
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The ultimate in alien terror and body horror, John Carpenter's 1982 science-fiction classic is a nail-biting chiller. After a mystifying incident in which two Norwegian scientists are killed, Antarctic helicopter pilot MacReady (Kurt Russell) is tasked with visiting the isolated, Norwegian base.

They find it destroyed, along with evidence of alien existence. Returning, they discover that an invisible organism has integrated itself into their own facility. Able to mimic any lifeform, it hungers to absorb other forms of life. It could be any of them, and Ennio Morricone's pulsating, minimalist score only heightens the suspense.


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