QRE Halloween Horror Movie Countdown – Day 27

by William on October 5, 2012

Here’s our recommendation for Day 27:

John Carpenter's 'The Thing'‘The Thing’

John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ plays on one of the worst fears out there – isolation. Take a bunch of scientists (one of whom is John Carpenter’s go-to man, Kurt Russell) and put them in the Antarctic, thousands of miles away from anyone else. Add in a shape-shifting alien who can take the form of anything – or anyone – and you’ve got instant terror.

A remake was done in 2011, and while it wasn’t horrible, it didn’t have the ‘zing’ of Carpenter’s 1982 version (which was itself a remake of  a film from 1951). We love John Carpenter anyway, especially as he and Russell are responsible for one of the greatest action movies of all time, and his horror movies are generally a solid bet, so that’s the version we’re going with.

Here’s the trailer

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