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.
In 1982 before it was released, Fangoria magazine had a contest called Draw the Thing to see if anyone could guess what it was going to look like. The winner won a trip to Universal Studios.
Where are we goin'?
MacReady: Up to my shack.
Nauls: What the hell for?
MacReady: 'Cause when I left yesterday, I turned the lights off.
(at around 9 mins) Macready's bottle of whisky is completely covered in snow when he leaps into the snowdrift as the chopper explodes, but when he runs to help Bennings in the very next shot, it is totally free of snow.
$3,107,897 (USA) (2 July 1982)
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