R | | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.
The original plan for the credits were to have them all at the films end and open entirely with the saucer crashing to earth and nothing else but as it was titled 'John Carpenters The Thing' DGA rules stipulated this appear in the films opening.
Poor baby, you're starting to lose it.
Although necessary for the special effect jump scare, holding a blood sample in his hand while testing it with the hot wire would have been suicidally foolish for MacReady to do, considering how infectious the alien is known to be.
$3,107,897 (USA) (2 July 1982)