Haunting and expressive movie
David from Dublin, 11 May 2010
This isn't a happy fun time movie, in fact, it's view of the whole of humanity is rather pessimistic given how it deals with the reaction of a group of people in a desolate location after finding they are all under threat by something they don't understand.
Still, it goes balls to the walls by the end, and some grotesque special effect that still are strong today.
You know you want to.
Sophie from Dublin, 13 Jun 2013
Give yourself a treat and rent this film. From the moment John Carpenter's eery music begins you know you're on to a winner. A Sci-Fi horror that is elevated by a great story, great acting and, despite it's vintage, great special effects. Hide behind the sofa and enjoy.
In the arctic no-one can hear you scream...
Darren from Cork, 14 Jul 2011
Bearing more than a few similarities to Alien, which was released three years before it, The Thing nonetheless holds its own with some spectacular effects (for its time), genuine tension and paranoia and an uneasy ending. Recommended.
A Good Thing
Barry from Dublin, 25 Jul 2007
Ah yeah, you know what you're getting from the cover.
Aliens, Kurt Russell and snow. And lot's of them.
It hasn't really dated any.
Ripley wouldn't have done any better.
alan from Dublin, 21 May 2011
Very good-alien eat your heart out