The Thing Trailer & Clips


The Thing full movie is released on Jun 25, 1982. Watch The Thing online - the English Horror movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $19,632,715. The Thing is directed by John Carpenter and created by Bill Lancaster with Kurt Russell and Wilford Brimley. The Thing is available online on Apple iTunes and Amazon Video.

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.

As know as:

द थिंग, Tvor, 遊星からの物体X, Veio do Outro Mundo, Η απειλή

Release Date:

Jun 25, 1982

Release Date (Streaming):

Feb 14, 2006


United States, Canada


English, Norwegian

Stream Service:

Universal Pictures

Production Companies:

Universal Pictures, Turman-Foster Company, Province of BC, Ministry of Tourism, Film Promotion Office

Gross worldwide:



Anytime. Anywhere. Anyone., Man is The Warmest Place to Hide., Look closely at your neighbour ... Trust no-one ... They might be THE THING [UK video box], The ultimate in alien terror.


Wael Khairy
Every October, I revisit John Carpenter’s “The Thing” to celebrate the month of Halloween, and every year I arrive at the same conclusion: it's one of the most effective horror films ever made.
by rottentomatoes, Sep 28, 2022
Scott Cain
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Such a pity. John Carpenter is too gifted a moviemaker to let nauseating special effects take over his biggest, film, but that's what happened in The Thing.
by rottentomatoes, Nov 09, 2021
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
The Thing is set in an all-male environment, and is as much a study of masculinity in crisis as an update of the sort of siege scenario that Carpenter had already played out in Assault on Precinct 13.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 23, 2017

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