The Thing

The Thing

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  • John Carpenter


  • Kurt Russell

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

In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims.

A resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and the camp doctor (Richard Dysart) lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature before it picks them all off, one by one.

Past Programs


Weird Life: Extremophiles

Amherst Cinema, Amherst, MA