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The Thing from Another World

1hr 27mins
Directed by
Christian Nyby
Margaret Sheridan, Kenneth Tobey, Robert Cornthwaite

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.