The Thing

In 100,000 BC, a flying saucer flies towards Earth, landing in Antarctica. In 1982 in Antarctica, a Norwegian helicopter pursues an Alaskan Malamute to an American research station. Upon landing, a Norwegian accidentally drops a thermite charge, destroying the helicopter. The surviving Norwegian raises a rifle at the station personnel and is shot dead by Garry, the station commander. The Americans send a helicopter pilot, R.J. MacReady, and Dr. Copper to the Norwegian camp for answers, but they find only a charred ruin containing corpses. Outside, they discover the burned remains of a humanoid corpse with two faces, which they bring back along with some video tapes. Their biologist, Blair, performs an autopsy on the corpse, finding a normal set of human internal organs. Read more on Wikipedia.

MPAA Rating:R
Genre:Horror, Mystery, Sci Fi
Country:United States
Produced By:Lawrence Turman, Stuart Cohen, Larry J. Franco, David Foster, Wilbur Stark
Directed By:John Carpenter
Written By:Bill Lancaster, John W. Campbell Jr.
Cast:David Clennon, Donald Moffat, Norbert Weisser, Thomas G. Waites, Nate Irwin, William Zeman, Jed, T.K. Carter, Adrienne Barbeau, Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Larry J. Franco, Joel Polis, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Charles Hallahan, John Carpenter, Richard Dysart, Keith David
In Theaters:Jun 25, 1982
Runtime:1 hour 49 minutes
Production:Universal Pictures, Turman-Foster Company
Box Office:$13,782,838