THE THING

THE THING

Presented in Partnership with Drunk in a Graveyard

January 10 at 7:00 pm

A US research station, Antarctica, early-winter 1982. The base is suddenly buzzed by a helicopter from the nearby Norwegian research station. They are trying to kill a dog that has escaped from their base. After the destruction of the Norwegian chopper the members of the US team fly to the Norwegian base, only to discover them all dead or missing. They do find the remains of a strange creature the Norwegians burned. The Americans take it to their base and deduce that it is an alien life form. After a while it is apparent that the alien can take over and assimilate into other life forms, including humans, and can spread like a virus. This means that anyone at the base could be inhabited by The Thing, and tensions escalate.

“IF IT’S THE MOST VIVIDLY GRUESOME MONSTER EVER TO STALK THE SCREEN THAT AUDIENCES CRAVE, THEN THE THING IS THE THING.”

- Variety Staff, Variety

“WITH ITS GROUNDBREAKING VISUAL EFFECTS, TERRIFIC ENSEMBLE, AND HAUNTED-HOUSE ATMOSPHERE, IS NOW RIGHTFULLY REGARDED AS AN ALL-TIME HORROR CLASSIC”

- Kirk Baird, Toledo Blade

“A TRUE GENRE CLASSIC FROM 1982, THE FILM IS AN ALL-TIME FAVOURITE OF MANY AND OFTEN CITED AS A SCI-FI HORROR MASTERCLASS.”

- Andrew Pollard, Starburst

Directed by John Carpenter

Country: USA
Runtime: 109 minutes
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-FI
Language: English and in Norwegian with English subtitles

Rated: 18A: Frequent Gory Scenes