The Thing from Another World
Howard Hawks and Christian Nyby's original 1951 adaptation of the novella that John Carpenter would later adapt in 1982 as The Thing.
Arctic researchers discover a huge, frozen spaceling inside a crash-landed UFO, then fight for their lives after the murderous being emerges from icy captivity. Will other creatures soon follow?
A snappy ensemble. An eerie theremin-infused Dimitri Tiomkin score. Rising suspense. Crisp Christian Nyby direction. All merge in an edgy classic produced by Howard Hawks and filled with Hawksian trademarks of rapid-fire dialogue and of people united by do-or-die stress.