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 poster for The Thing involved a series of jaws emerging from smoke in the sky above outpost 31 and was all in black and white. However, Poltergeist (1982) was also using a black and white advertising campaign and Universal ordered a stop to the desaturated imagery.
Poor baby, you're starting to lose it.
(at around 25 mins) When Blair does the autopsy on the burned creature he takes out the inner organs like they were lying loosely in the body.
The Universal logo doesn't appear until right after the movie's over
CBS edited 12 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere.
$3,107,897 27 June 1982