The Thing (1982) (1982)Kurt Russell leads a team of American scientists at a base in Antarctica. Their uneventful lives are disrupted by a group of Norwegians in a helicopter firing at a lone dog. When the chopper crashes, the dog moves in with the scientists. During the night, the canine metamorphoses and attacks other animals at the base and members of the team, who soon discover that an alien that can take any shape is in their midst. John Carpenter directed.
Directed by: John Carpenter
The cast includes: Kurt Russell (R.J. MacReady), Wilford Brimley (Dr. Blair), T.K. Carter (Nauls), David Clennon (Palmer), Richard Masur (Clark)
Also known as: John Carpenter's The Thing
MPAA rating: , Running time: 109 minutes
Presented in: Color
Related titles: Thing, The (1951)
Related categories: Aliens, Gory, Horror