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10: The Thing (1982) – Phil’s Top 10 Films

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Thing is the template for how to make a (relatively) low budget tense, character driven sci-fi horror.  The remake is the template for how NOT to and that’s why it should be avoided at all costs.  Carpenter’s The Thing is lightning in a bottle, it could never be bettered. In fact it cemented Russell as a leading man for generations to come and Carpenter as a true icon of horror.   Critics hated it but even today it holds up as a true cult classic. Nearly perfect.

Best Bit: The ending.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Escape From New York, Halloween, Alien 

 

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Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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