Horror Case Files: The Thing (1982)

Hands are about to be eatenThe Thing

John Carpenter’s The ThingĀ  was a remake of the 1950’s movie, “The Thing from Another World”. When this film came out, the special effects blew everyone’s mind. No CGI, all practical. Too scared to watch it? The Horror Case Files reveal the background story, kill count, most creative kill, the killer(s), and what happened to the killer(s). WARNING! SPOILERS if you continue.


An Antarctic research team is invaded by an alien being, which kills them one by one.

Kill Count

10 people 5 dogs

Most Creative Kill

Torched a piece of the thing, and then blew it up with dynamite.

The Killer(s)

The Thing as they refer it as, is an alien life form that landed on earth. The Thing can replicate organic tissue. Nobody can tell if a person is really human or the Thing.

What Happened to the Killers

The Thing supposedly died by dynamite, but you can’t tell if it in one of the two survivors at the end. Also, there was no explanation on Nauls. He just vanished.
The Thing hanging from ceiling

Horror Case Files Verdict

Even if the film a little dated, it still holds pretty well in today’s cinema. This is a must see, it’s cult classic. Full of scares and impressive practical effects. Start watching it immediately, and the censored cable version won’t do.

Random Info I got from this File:
  • Computer chess cheats
  • Fire + blood = alien test
  • Never take in a stray dog
File Status: 10 out of 10
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Graphic designer by day, and movie blogger whenever I can. Been watching films in the 80s and never lost the love for it. Started Movie Case Files in 2012, and kept writing random reviews ever since. Besides movies, I like watching UFC, collecting retro video games, spending time with the wife, and bacon.

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