R | | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight.
The opening title exactly duplicates the original Howard Hawks film. To create the effect of the title, an animation cell with "The Thing" written on it was placed behind a fish tank filled with smoke that was covered with a plastic garbage bag. The garbage bag... ...
Poor baby, you're starting to lose it.
While burning the creatures might destroy the outside cells of what they were imitating, it would do nothing to destroy the cells on the interiors of the body. In fact, the body would act as an "insulator" protecting the inner cells from the excessive heat. Doc would have realized that and made mention of it.
$3,107,897 (USA) (2 July 1982)
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