The Thing

The Thing

By John Carpenter

  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Release Date: 1982-06-25
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Director: John Carpenter
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: Canada, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 6,350 Ratings


Horror-meister John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York) teams Kurt Russell's outstanding performance with incredible visuals to build this chilling version of the classic The Thing. In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Once unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, creates terror and becomes one of them.




  • John Carpenter!

    By BrokenCylon
    Awesome film, takes me back to my childhood when John Carpenter was cranking out a film every year & we were always excited to see what was next. *Interesting Note: This film was scored by Ennio Morricone, the same composer as The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.
  • Holds up heavy in 2023

    By Aalijaa
    And leaves your skin crawling. The effects, the seclusion and the illusions all stand the test of time. Quite impressive, brava to cast, crew and all involved.
  • Classic.

    This movie has a great. It is a classic 80s horror movie that has a decent amount of effects and is a good creature feature.
  • Scariest movie ever!!!😱

    By spdgtkt
    Thoroughly entertaining!!!👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
  • Classic sci fi movie with book style ending

    By Vincent_Vega_junkie
    The ending seems like it originated from novels, as many don’t have the type of resolution tgis film uses. As I’ve gotten older, the more I like how it ends.( don’t wanna spoil it)
  • So good

    By Rambo8649
    I love this movie. Carpenter’s best.
  • The Things stands alone. 👽🤫

    By BlacKvain
    This film stands alone. The acting is spot on and extremely believable. The Thing will take you on a ride like no other film can. It’s mysterious and mind bending storyline is genius. John Carpenter is one of the most unique and crafted directors of all time. As you become intertwined within the plot your mind will take you places you haven’t gone before. You will remember the movie score forever. The Thing is brilliant. It stays with you long after the final credits are finished.
  • Carpenter back to form

    By Nicholas becerra
    The Thing might not be liked by critcis, people say that John Carpenter's the Thing is one of the worst movies ever made i mean are you kidding me? The Thing is entertaining, well-written horror-creature feature that has loads of good acting, good character development and makes sense most of the time. John Carpenter may hit Halloween down the rail but The Thing is so scary, horrific, goretesque and gross, the Thing is nothing to hate about it's a innocent classic.
  • Carpenter’s best film in my opinion

    By Klint2
    The Thing is one of the few movies I can watch repeatedly without ever getting bored. The claustrophobic atmosphere combined with the superb special effects which were way ahead of its time makes this one of the most unique sci-fi/horror experiences ever. Easily one of my 10 favorite films
  • My favorite horror movie!!!!!!

    By unusual subject
    This movie is so very close to perfection that it amazes me people who love sci-fi and horror haven’t watched it yet. The cast is fantastic, the set and lighting is amazing. And don’t get me started on the soundtrack of this film. All I have to say is that it is Fantastic, absolutely Fantastic and anyone who hasn’t seen it yet need to now. And I do mean right now!