John Carpenter’s The Thing returns to theatres for two days in June

A poorly reviewed box office failure when it was first released in 1982, director John Carpenter‘s The Thing has since been re-evaluated, and over the decades has become widely regarded as one of the greatest horror movies ever made. Now Universal Pictures is teaming up with Fathom Events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Thing by bringing it back to theatres! The Thing returns to the big screen on Sunday, June 19th and Wednesday, June 22nd.

Here’s some information on the film and event:

Director John Carpenter (Halloween) teams Kurt Russell’s outstanding performance with incredible visual effects to create a chilling version of the classic The Thing. Set in the winter of 1982 at a research station in Antarctica, a twelve-man research team finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has remained buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Soon it is unfrozen and unleashed, creating havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them. This special event will also feature the Terror Takes Shape documentary!

Scripted by Bill Lancaster and based on the novella Who Goes There? by Don A. Stuart (a.k.a. John W. Campbell Jr.), The Thing stars Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis, and Thomas G. Waites.

The Thing has a running time of 109 minutes and the Terror Takes Shape documentary is 83 minutes, so this event will keep viewers in the screening room for a few hours.

To find out whether Fathom Events will be bringing The Thing and Terror Takes Shape to a screen near you, head over to If you manage to score tickets to a screening, let us know by leaving a comment below.

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