John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ – 40 Year Anniversary

8:00 PM 02nd December 2022 Newcastle Community Cinema

Newcastle Community Cinema presents a 40th anniversary screening of the wintry horror classic, The Thing (1982).

The ultimate in alien terror" was a mere promotional tagline in 1982. Today, those five simple words refer to one of the greatest (if not the greatest) science fiction horror movies ever made. It's hard to believe that 40 years have passed since the release of John Carpenter's The Thing, which blended elements from 1951's The Thing from Another World and the John W. Campbell Jr. novella it was based on, Who Goes There?, to form an entirely new specimen that has been nigh-impossible to imitate all these years later.

Grimmer and more terrifying than the 1950s take, John Carpenter's The Thing is a tense sci-fi thriller rife with compelling tension and some remarkable make-up effects, that still hold up today after 40 years. A peerless masterpiece of relentless suspense, retina-wrecking visual excess and outright, nihilistic terror. John Carpenter delivers in bucketfuls, as he cranks up the tension and paranoia amongst the 12 strong male ensemble cast, led by the team's helicopter pilot R.J. MacReady (Kurt Russell)

A must for any horror fan and has to be seen on the big screen!

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