Today, I wanted to bring up one of my all-time favorite films: Howard Hawks The Thing from Another World. This 1951 classic is based off of John W. Campbell’s Who Goes There and was remade into a more faithful retelling of the story by John Carpenter in 1982 as simply The Thing, starring Kurt Russell. Most of you will have at least heard of Carpenter’s film. However, due to stricter guidelines and effect limitations the original dealt with a plant-based lifeform that did not mimic creatures, but instead used blood to grow clones of itself.
This movie is well-written, acted, and still has a few scenes that will make you jump. I know that last one because when I show this movie to people for the first time, they always jump at the same places. If you are interested in picking up a copy of this gem, please click the image below, and the synopsis is beneath it.
Synopsis: A UFO crashes near an isolated military base in the far Arctic.Scientists recover the craft’s now-frozen alien pilot and take it back to their base. While debating whether to study the alien, try to communicate with it or kill it, the pilot awakens–and the scientists’ question of if it is friend or foe is quickly answered.Now, trapped in a frozen wasteland with an unstoppable, nonhuman creature that sees them as prey, the small band of scientists come face to face with The Thing.