The Thing by John Carpenter has always been one of my fave movies since i was 14 and one of the best Science Fiction and horror movies of all time. It's also one of the best remakes ever made, the 1951 movie by Howard Hawks was good but it had something wrong with it in the first place as they didn't have the time or technology to do it justice back then to be truthful to the original Joseph Campbell novella from 1938. John Carpenter grew up with both sources as a kid and remade it to honor and respect both sources yet it's more faithful to the story including the shapeshifting creatures as it improved on the original. Carpenter's movie with it's solid cast like Kurt Russell (one of the only movies where you see him with a beard), Wilford Brimley (Yes the Oatmeal guy every 80's child knows only without the stache), Richard Dystard and Keith David and amazing special effects and gore by Rob Bottin. For it's time it was very shocking that some people walked out as the film came out in the wrong time, it was released 2 weeks after E.T. and bombed but has became a best rented video to best selling video, Laserdisc, DVD and Blu-Ray of all time including a most watched movie on cable. I can't wait for the upcoming prequel which should be a worthy one showing us from the Norweigens point of view and should be also as cool as that badass video game sequel i have for PS2.