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GenreHorror, Sci-Fi
Director(s)John Carpenter
Writer(s)Bill Lancaster, John W. Campbell Jr.
LanguageEnglish, Norwegian
CountryUSA, Canada
Running Time1HR 48MINS
SeasonMain Programme

Trust's a tough thing to come by these days, but you can trust us when we say 40 years of The Thing, 4K restored, is a thing of beauty...and terror.

Horror-meister John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York) teams Kurt Russell’s outstanding performance with incredible visuals to build this chilling version of the classic The Thing.

In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Once unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, creates terror and becomes one of them.

A universally appreciated masterpiece of technical skill and narrative subtlety, with fans to this day arguing over interpretations of the final scene.

Part of the Naughton Gallery’s SCREEN/PRINT series in collaboration with QFT and UsFolk, through which illustrators are commissioned to create new posters for their favourite films. The Thing has been selected by Manchester-based illustrator Sonny Ross, with free posters of their illustration available for all ticket holders.

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