The Thing

Movie • 1982 • Horror  Report
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Mycomni
First off, the dog the HuskyThing had assimilated is dead but had died before the start of the movie. There were (more or less) nine dogs in the kennels when the HuskyThing arrived. Since only two dogs ran out after Clark opened the kennel, that means seven dogs were assimilated into the HuskyThing. While one dog wasn't assimilated, the poor thing *was* partially dissolved in acid (and thus, I'm assuming it died due to the extent of its injuries). One of the characters, Blair, kills the remaining dogs in the kennel after seeing the BenningsThing. Either way, lots of dogs die, this is not the movie for you if you're sensitive to dog deaths, especially to Husky deaths and brutal dog deaths.
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Mycomni
One of the dogs hadn't been fully assimilated by the Thing, as the thing was torched before it could assimilate that one too, and despite being conscious and 'alive' the poor doggo was heavily dissolved by acid due to the attempted assimilation.
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Does a pet die?
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zdy1994
Not by the definition here, but dogs do fight the thing, just no one is forcing them too.
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invadermac
The thing has bug like appendages at times
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VelBloo
Several dead dogs
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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crabby
There are no animals in this movie other than the dogs.
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invadermac
The thing has snake/tentacle appendages at times
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Allandrel
An alien at one point does assume a very disturbing spider-like form.
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Mycomni
There are no cats in 'The Thing (1982)'
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NotAgainAllison
I guess someone could argue that the thing is gaslighting the rest of the group into thinking it’s human but I really don’t timing there’s anything beyond that.
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crabby
There are no children in this movie.
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Anonymous
Macready drinks from a bottle but only once
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Day
A character is seen drinking several times, it's unclear if he's addicted to alcohol.
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Anonymous
Palmer is seen smoking marijuana
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SpaceCoyote
None of the violence in this movie is of a sexual nature. In fact, there is no sex related action in the film.
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VelBloo
Several men are tied to chairs to conduct the famous blood test. One of them is the monster
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DjMuel
there is a cadaver of an attempted assimilation cut short where the teeth of the people are extremely deformed from said attempt - the camera focuses on it for some time before cutting away
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Quite a lot. Every single scene where the Thing reveals itself includes major body horror.
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SkylarSnow
When attempting to resuscitate someone, a man gets his arms bitten off.
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invadermac
And the doctor’s arms are bitten off while preforming cpr
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invadermac
Squashed in the thing’s mouth.
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invadermac
It is the only way to “kill” a thing, plus several people infected by it are burned
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Anonymous
There is a scene where a noose is visible but not used
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notgoingtoaddcomments
Eyes swell with blood then explode.
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That's this movie's whole thing yeah
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Anonymous
A man is seen frozen with blood coming out of his wrists
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WisdomPen
Near the end the alien plugs up a mans mouth with it’s hand and you can hear the man struggle to breathe
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aggiesoup
Someone gets their arms chewed off and we see the broken and fragmented bones.
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Mycomni
A seizure is not the same as a heart attack.
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deniallol
There are no children in this film.
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crabby
There are no children in this movie. Only several grown men.
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Quiet_Wyatt
Except the chess computer, who is in MacReady's words a "cheating b***h"
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crabby
We're not made aware of any of these men's families, so we don't know if any of them are parents.
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WisdomPen
A few people do get ganged up on and tied up or locked up against their will
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steppy
Again, no sign of children in this movie
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Anonymous
During a blood test Palmer’s blood reacts violently and a silhouette comes out of nowhere
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Dudley
you are the clown.
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Are there razors?
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crabby
Not by an evil spirit, but they do get taken over by the Thing. Sometimes it's able to completely take over someone and mimic them so that everyone thinks they're still human.
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Quiet_Wyatt
Much alien drool, mucus & ooze
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It doesn’t really look like vomit. More like a small high pressure hose stream of a weird liquid. I’m pretty sensitive to vomit scenes and it didn’t bother me.
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deniallol
The monster makes various gruesome sounds as it transforms itself.
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VelBloo
There are no police in Antarctica
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DjMuel
What could possibly be triggering for previous patients of MI's is that a man who becomes delusional and psychotic with knowledge of the Thing's abilities is forcibly restrained, sedated and locked in a cabin away from the other researchers.
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invadermac
The blood is not gathered by syringe, but by cutting their thumbs with a knife. A syringe is shown when tranquillising a dog.
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zdy1994
Well, there's a few autopsy scenes. That might make people uncomfortable. This movie has a lot of gore and body horror, it's pretty gross.
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Heyo
Yes, there are very much anxiety attacks. The whole film is about mistrust and suspicion, so many characters end up panicking at several moments in the film.
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NotAgainAllison
There are no attempts but we see the aftermath after someone who successfully committed suicide by slitting their throat and wrists
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DjMuel
No idea why people are voting no for this. This movie is littered with scenes of people becoming paranoid, delusional and attacking each other as a result. It's essentially the theme of the film.
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Anonymous
Man is seen frozen with wrists slit
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Anonymous
Man is seen with slit wrists
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invadermac
This is a tough one, but no, the thing assuming other people’s form by consuming them and changing shape is not body dysmorphia.
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hyperandrogenism
There are scenes in a small shack and in a basement.
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Does a baby cry?
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deniallol
F-bombs, religious exclamations, etc.
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zdy1994
There are no women in this movie.
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fulltimesnake
there are no explicitly queer people in the movie
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Mycomni
The black guys weren't the first to die, and it's made pretty clear no one is safe from the thing, thus not making it a race thing. In fact, Childs (one of the aforementioned black guys) survives *until the end of the movie*, after which his death is only confirmed in the 2002 'The Thing' video game (because apparently Carpenter said the 2002 game was canon so).
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Anonymous
Not much but there are some references
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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invadermac
NOT a happy ending
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notgoingtoaddcomments
Snow tractor crash
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hyperandrogenism
A helicopter crashes on screen and a spaceship (flying saucer) crashes before the movie.
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hyperandrogenism
In the beginning a man is shot and they try to shoot the Thing.
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notgoingtoaddcomments
No, but there is a large explosion with a mushroom cloud.
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Travis Clark
To just say there is blood & gore is a vast understatement
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