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The Top 80 movies from the 1980's in 80 Days (DAY 29):

52. “The Thing” (1982)

Movie Summary:

Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.

From: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084787/

 

 

Cast:

 

Kurt Russeell—R.J MacReady

 

A. Wilford Brimley—Dr. Blair

 

T.K Carter—Nauls

 

David Clennon—Palmer Clennon

 

Keith David—Childs

 

Donald Moffat—Gerry

 

Director:

 

John Carpenter

 

Facts about the this movie:

 

*Budget: $15,000,000

 

*Opening Weekend: $3,107,897 (USA) (840 Screens)

 

*Gross: $19,629,760

 

*The film was originally banned when it played in Finland

 

*This film is considered a benchmark in special makeup effects

 

*The female voice on MaReady’s computer was performed the wife of Ditector John Carpenter.

 

*Nick Nolte and Jeff Bridges turn the role of MacReady.

 

*This John Carpenter personal favorite movie of all his films he made.

 

*This adaptation from the Novella “Who goes There?”

 

*Did poorly at the box office because of  “E.T.: The Extra Terrestral”, which came a few earlier.

 

*John Carpenter’s first foray into major studio film-making

 

 

From: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084787/trivia

 

 

Why I Picked this movie #52:

1.The Best sy-fi/horror filmed made in the 1980’s.

 

2. Scary as Hell. It will give you nightmares.

 

3. Great cast

 

4. The special effect are unreal. The special effects are better then any CGI they could make for this movie.

 

5. The actors that were casted to play played parts you thought they would or could play.

 

6. Great story

 

7. It hold up all the way around

 

 

First time seeing it:

 

I was it this year on DVD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

Movie trailer:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hp8SkoRwS8


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