Episode 37: The Thing (1982)

I know I’m human. And if you were all these things, then you’d just attack me right now, so some of you are still human. This thing doesn’t want to show itself, it wants to hide inside an imitation. It’ll fight if it has to, but it’s vulnerable out in the open. If it takes us over, then it has no more enemies, nobody left to kill it. And then it’s won.

MacReady, The Thing

FIRST TIME VIEWERS:  BETHANY, CHERYL

Just in time for Halloween, we check out John Carpenter’s horror/sci-fi classic The Thing. Starring a slew of amazing actors, including Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, and Richard Masur in their prime, this remake that was later remade holds a reputation as the best of the bunch. We’ll discover whether that’s true or if everyone has been hiding the truth.

Do the scares and gross-outs still hold up today? What really happened at that Norwegian outpost? Do obvious matte paintings ruin a good scene? Can a group of doctors and scientists keep a potential worldwide disaster from spreading, or are people always going to be foolish and ignore the advice of professionals? Can people who don’t like horror movies enjoy this film? Join us as we don our parkas and keep a close eye on each other while figuring it all out.

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