Director John Carpenter knows a thing or two (damn, I'm clever as hell) about making classic cult movies, and his 1982 remake of 1951's The Thing from Another World is one of the coolest, most enthralling horror movies ever put to celluloid. The story is set in an Antarctic research base, where a team of American scientists are getting ready for the coming winter, when they get an unexpected visit from a few crazed Norwegians hell bent on killing a poor dog. Little did they know, the dog is in fact a shape-shifting killing machine which has already wiped out most of the Norwegian camp and is getting warmed up for some more nefarious murderin'.
|Sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of how awesome I am.|
|He might be infected. Let's light him on fire with a flamethrower to be sure.|
|Dinner and a movie might not be a good idea with The Thing. I'm just sayin'...|
The Thing is a classic horror flick and I've lost count of how many times I've seen it. It gets better with repeat viewings and if you've never seen it, you ought to remedy that right quick.
tl;dr - Kurt Russell and friends attacked by shape-shifting disgusting alien with bloody results - 9/10