Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi
Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.
Close-ups of "The Thing" were removed. It was felt that the make-up could not hold up to close scrutiny. However, the lack of close-ups gave the creature a more mysterious quality.
Dr. Arthur Carrington:
Well Captain, can we start now?
Hendry: You mind telling me where we're going, Doctor?
Dr. Arthur Carrington: Forty-eight miles due east from here.
Hendry: Your message said an airplane had crashed. Is that what we're looking for?
Dr. Arthur Carrington: I don't know, Captain.
Hendry: I think you'd better explain, ...
Dr. Arthur Carrington: ...
Near the end of the film, when the Thing breaks through the door to confront the airmen for the last time, the wood planks that had been used to reinforce the door are broken off and dispersed. Then the camera quickly cuts to the airmen and then back to the Thing. Only now there is a new large piece of wood that appears next to the Thing, which he proceeds to pick up. This piece of wood was not there when he initially broke through the door.
Only technical and production credits precede the film, no acting credits.
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