‘The Thing’ Returns To Theaters To Celebrate 40th Anniversary

by Thomas Tuna

The classic doesn’t look a day over 39.

The Thing–one of John Carpenter’s most beloved horror films–is headed back to the big screen next month to mark its 40th anniversary. And check out the personal invitation from the acclaimed filmmaker himself in the video–courtesy of comicbook.com–on this page.

The genre thriller will screen in selected theaters for two days only–June 19 and June 22. Tickets are available from Fathom Events.

The Thing–directed by Carpenter from a screenplay by Bill Lancaster–is based on the 1938 John W. Campbell Jr. novella Who Goes There?, and tells the story of a group of American researchers in Antarctica who have a run-in with a parasitic extra-terrestrial that assimilates and imitates other lifeforms.

The film–starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K.Carter, David Clennon and Keith David–was met with very negative reviews upon its release in 1982, and earned less than $20 million on a $15-million budget. But it found an enthusiastic audience on home video and TV, and has since gained a cult following.

Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on The Thing and the efforts of John Carpenter.


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