5 Best Science Fiction Movies on Hulu: #4, The Thing

By Stephen Cass | December 23, 2008 1:00 am

Screenshot from The Thing.Today at #4 is John Carpenter’s 1982 remake of The Thing, one of the few times a remake has turned out markedly better than the original film, in this case 1951′s The Thing From Another World. A group of isolated scientists at an Antarctic research base struggle with a shapeshifting and hostile alien that had lain frozen in the ice for countless millennia. The special effects were groundbreaking for their time, but they do not overwhelm the plotting as Carpenter inexorably ratchets up the tension.

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Comments (3)

  1. SeanDudeManDudeDude

    Best remake in the history of cinema! The specialFX still rival the crap cg most movies pump out nowadays, not to mention the fact that it had Kurt Russel donning the most brutal beard of his entire career! To quote one of the movie’s greatest scenes: “You gotta be f#cking kidding…”

  2. Awesome. I have the Director’s Cut, and watched it a few eeks ago coincidentally. Still my fave horror flick of all time.

  3. Wonderful read, Was so bored, this article made my night! LOL at some of ya guys!

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