R | | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who's human and who's not before it's too late.
According to John Carpenter in an interview, he takes all of his failed movies pretty hard, but this was the one that disappointed him the most. Not only was the movie a box-office failure upon release, but both critics and the audience (to Carpenter's shock) ... ...
MacReady: Cheating bitch.
When the Norris-Thing's chest erupts, Dr. Copper's chewed-off arms and the defibrillator paddles that were all "swallowed" by the chest should all spill out as the new thing shoots upward.
$3,107,897 (USA) (2 July 1982)
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