The Thing

Friday, June 23 - Saturday, June 24, 2017

DCP projection

“John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic THE THING is, like Whiteout, a thriller set in a US base in Antarctica… some of the most extravagant horror sequences in film… Kurt Russell is the helicopter pilot who witnesses a metamorphosing alien gradually consume, through replication and subsequent dismemberment, the base’s human residents. The imagery, often verging on the Dalí-eque, is still powerful. The shot of the scampering skull-spider will stay with you.” – The Times of London


  • Country USA
  • Year 1982
  • Running Time 109 minutes
  • Director John Carpenter

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