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A team of American scientists investigate the empty, destroyed base of their Norwegian counterparts in Antarctica, only to discover a terrifying life force that can take the form of its prey.

MPAA Rating R

Status Released

Release Date 1982-06-25

Runtime 109 minutes

Budget $15m

Revenue $20m


TMDB 8.0


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queer-giraffe shared a tip "My favorite horror movie. A Halloween night tradition."

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calum shared a tip "A good movie for snow days!"

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kenny_tai shared a tip "Greatest horror movie ever, watched it every year."

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rhonda_jean_602 shared a tip "Classic"

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annemarie_dupnick shared a tip "⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"

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amy_santi shared a tip "Ask Yourself What Is The True Monster After Watching This"

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abs shared a tip "Interesting I like it but it took forever to get to the point again a good movie though."

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jaymustdieee shared a tip "This is the movie that scared my mom so bad she never watched a horror again. That means it was truly terrifying."

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Samovila138 shared a tip "It’s a classic in the horror genre, watch it once at least. It is cheesy though"

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stephanie_conti shared a tip "10/10 - My favorite film of all time."

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argoreads shared a tip "Great body horror and suspense, but I crack up every time Kurt Russell shows up on screen with that giant hat"

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bryce_weerheim shared a tip "all cheese, but well acted"

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STATXECRYS shared a tip "My favorite. It has you on the edge of your seat since you don't know who is the thing. Very bloody and gory. Cool effects too."

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patrick_j shared a tip "An all time favorite of mine!! Science fiction/horror done right!"

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flaminglory shared a tip "Good movie to watch during a blizzard."

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alfonso_alarcn shared a tip "Probably my all-time favorite horror film!"

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Peter.Morada shared a tip "Good for Halloween!"

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christopher_shaner shared a tip "Shining example why practical effects should be used more in movies. Still one of the greatest horror movies of all-time."

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alex_rojas_7469 shared a tip "Actually hoping to watch the void next! I heard it’s got a very similar vibe"

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holley_rilko shared a tip "This movie scared me to death as a kid."

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_jellyfish_ shared a tip "Just an incredible film"

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lyndon_bray shared a tip "Awesome"

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charles_h._piatt shared a tip "One of my all-time favorites. Personal I think it's John Carpenters best movie."

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bueller_productions shared a tip "A psychological monster horror of no compare. Pure John Carpenter gold."

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jennifer_scarborough shared a tip "Love it"

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chris_tajoy shared a tip "I've lost count of the number of times I've seen it!"

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norvan_zanders shared a tip "Classic."

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tinesi_philogene shared a tip "This is a classic 80s sci-fi movie."

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cyberkitten shared a tip "Absolutely terrifying"

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bryan_stoll_3319 shared a tip "Good movie"

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kody_hynek shared a tip "It's campy, cheesey, and absolutely thrilling."

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romana_miller shared a tip "One of the best horror movies of all time."

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marco_garcia_2071 shared a tip "A absolute classic sci-fi movie."

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jerryd shared a tip "Brilliant practical effects, overall a fun watch"

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ChrisVanharmelen shared a tip "My favorite movie of all time, no discussion."

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RJ.DVS.NTT shared a tip "A must watch if you love good horror."

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robert_smith_1043 shared a tip "It's as close to perfect as you can get"

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brian_wilson_4300 shared a tip "Just terrifying."

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waffle_dorsett shared a tip "In my top 5 horror movies"

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leo_poff shared a tip "The thing is the best movie. That dog is a little suspicious. Oh no. Good movie."

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yvan_menard shared a tip "One of the best horror movies"

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n_sorensen shared a tip "Carpenter at his best! Amazing practical effects and the beginning of my life long man crush on Kurt Russell."

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erika_bernatz shared a tip "I miss the old animatronic horror movies. CGI can ruin it for me sometimes"

jodi_eaton shared a tip "My all time favorite! Scary with humor with mystery and suspense"

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creel_mclean shared a tip "This movie still scares me"

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brian_blair_210 shared a tip "Great Filmmaking!"

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dtofthedarkthief shared a tip "definitely a must-watch to add to your movie repetoire"

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blas_nache shared a tip "The Practical effects are perfection"

anthony_white_9681 shared a tip "Watch the Old School version not the new reboot."

colin_clayton shared a tip "Great psychological scifi horror movie"

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kipyip shared a tip "Never watching again!!! :)))"

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walter_croft shared a tip "Ultimate Fav Sci-fi Horror Movie! Classic John Carpenter at his finest."

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akansh_jaiswal shared a tip "@esmiliani_zabala_ ready to watch this one? 🤭"

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alisha_stireman-bey shared a tip "One of my all-time favorite horror flicks. Top 5, at least."

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Ward68 shared a tip "This is one great horror movie."

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pawney_dilley shared a tip "All time favorite"

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mike_solis shared a tip "Man is the warmest place to hide..."

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BrettPrynne shared a tip "One of my all time favorite horror films!"

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fred_gutz shared a tip "Best scifi thriller of the 80s if not all time👌"

wes_hughes shared a tip "my favorite horror movie"

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acole_2018 shared a tip "The practical vfx in this film are a staple in the industry. What an inventive concept. #classic"

jonas_bomster shared a tip "My favorite movie of all time! Great for a day stuck inside or when wanting to cool down"

christopher_maclean shared a tip "This movie kept me up at night. A classic John Carpenter."

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mark_pelini shared a tip "Great horror movie, that blast your mind with visuals and tension. One of John Carpenters best"

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derrick_mcbride shared a tip "The practical effects and the intelligent characters"

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clayton_hansen shared a tip "One of my absolute favorites! Amazing SFX!#thething #kurtrussell #alien"

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kaitlyn_evans_5568 shared a tip "The original is always the best but the second movie is kind of like a prequel."

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christina_peterson_2150 shared a tip "One of my fav. horror movies"

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akula_lewis shared a tip "Some things should be left alone"

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elise_dukart shared a tip "Absolutely spectacular. Incredible practical effects, and the performances are great."

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