U.S., 1982, 109 min, 35mm, Dir. John Carpenter, Rated R, Universal Pictures
"The Thing is a peerless masterpiece of relentless suspense, retina-wrecking visual excess and outright, nihilistic terror." – Adam Smith, Empire Magazine
It came from outer space! A team of American scientists exploring Antarctica discover a sinister alien lifeform that can replicate the appearance of anyone and possesses a maniacal thirst for killing. Based on John Campbell’s chilling short story Who Goes There?, John Carpenter’s The Thing is a sci-fi horror cult classic whose claustrophobic and paranoid atmosphere terrifies to this day. While it features a who’s who cast of macho men led by Kurt Russell, the true star is the bloody disgusting special effects by Rob Bottin, who spent 10% of the film’s $15 million creating wildly inventive and sickening creatures.
After Hours is the best films you never saw on the big screen (or maybe you did) from late-night cult classics to foreign favorites and even summer blockbusters every Saturday night often on 35mm. Tickets include a free popcorn and happy hour. Please note that unclaimed pre-ordered tickets will be sold to the rush line 30 mins after showtime.
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