Celebrated as one of the rare examples of a sequel that is superior to its source original, John Carpenter’s terrifying exercise of paranoia and gruesome special effects The Thing comes to The Frida, November 15 & 16!
Kurt Russell plays R.J. MacReady, a resourceful helicopter pilot working with a group of American research scientists in remote Antarctica. When the men are disturbed to witness a helicopter shooting at a sled dog, they rescue the animal and take it into their base camp – only to learn all too quickly why the men were so desperate to kill it. After it brutally attacks both fellow canines and human beings alike, the crew discovers that the dog was infested a beast that can assume the shape of its victims. And as the men start soon finding themselves prey to the creature, they find themselves in a desperate fight for survival while also suspecting that everyone around them might no longer be human…
Wednesday, November 15 – 5:30pm, 8:15pm
Thursday, November 16 – 8:15pm
“Back in 1997 Carpenter told Empire that “You’ll never, ever, see anything like The Thing again.” Like MacReady and Childs – we’re still waiting. We might be for a long time yet.” – Adam Smith, Empire
“With a thick, thick air of intense paranoia and jaw-dropping monster effects work, The Thing stands as one of the greatest films of both the horror and science fiction genres.” – Austin Trunick, Under the Radar
“*****. The Thing is a peerless masterpiece of relentless suspense, retina-wrecking visual excess and outright, nihilistic terror.” – Adam Smith, Empire Magazine