The Thing

Movie • 1982 • Horror  Report
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Mycomni
There are no cats in 'The Thing (1982)'
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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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invadermac
The thing has bug like appendages at times
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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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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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crabby
There are no children in this movie.
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Anonymous
Palmer is seen smoking marijuana
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Anonymous
Macready drinks from a bottle but only once
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Anonymous
A man is seen frozen with blood coming out of his wrists
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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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notgoingtoaddcomments
Could be mistaken for it.
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invadermac
Squashed in the thing’s mouth.
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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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Anonymous
There is a scene where a noose is visible but not used
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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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Mycomni
A seizure is not the same as a heart attack.
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notgoingtoaddcomments
Eyes swell with blood then explode.
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aggiesoup
Someone gets their arms chewed off and we see the broken and fragmented bones.
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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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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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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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Anonymous
During a blood test Palmer’s blood reacts violently and a silhouette comes out of nowhere
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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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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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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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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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Anonymous
Man is seen frozen with wrists slit
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Does a baby cry?
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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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Travis Clark
To just say there is blood & gore is a vast understatement
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notgoingtoaddcomments
No, but there is a large explosion with a mushroom cloud.
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