History Film / TheThing1982

24th Jul '16 5:58:05 PM flipperinvader2
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** [[spoiler: Fuchs: Burns himself to avid being assimilated]]

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** [[spoiler: Fuchs: Burns himself to avid avoid being assimilated]]
24th Jul '16 5:57:10 PM flipperinvader2
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** [[spoiler: Blair: Is blown up by McReady after fully transforming into The Thing]]

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** [[spoiler: Blair: Is blown up by McReady MacReady after fully transforming into The Thing]]
24th Jul '16 5:56:00 PM flipperinvader2
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** [[spoiler: Bennings: First to be assimilated by The Thing and is burned by MacReady]]
** [[spoiler: Fuchs: Burns himself to avid being assimilated]]
** [[spoiler: Norris: Appears to have a heart attack but is soon revealed to be assimilated]]
** [[spoiler: Copper: Bleeds to death after the Nauls-Thing bites his forearms off]]
** [[spoiler: Clark: Shot dead by MacReady when he tries to attack him]]
** [[spoiler: Palmer: 3rd to be assimilated and is burned]]
** [[spoiler: Windows: Maimed viciously by Palmer and is burned]]
** [[spoiler: Gary: Gets a Thing Hand shoved down his throat by the infected Blair]]
** [[spoiler: Nauls: Disappears in the underground cave and is presumed dead]]
** [[spoiler: Blair: Is blown up by McReady after fully transforming into The Thing]]
20th Jul '16 5:54:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The Thing, good God, the Thing, having presumably absorbed the memories of horror movie monster don'ts from its hosts.
16th Jul '16 9:03:03 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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The film is also unusual in the sense that it subverts NothingIsScarier while retaining every ounce of ParanoiaFuel. It was one of the first films to believably pull off DaylightHorror sequences, thanks to a fusion of masterful puppetry, makeup, and advanced FX rigging, bolstered by new green-screen effects like high-end claymation, matte painting, and early CGI. By using each for the tasks it did best, and combining several approaches in a single shot to create seamless composite effects, Carpenter left surprisingly little room for Narm to set in.

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The film is also unusual in the sense that it subverts NothingIsScarier while retaining every ounce of ParanoiaFuel. It was one of the first films to believably pull off DaylightHorror sequences, thanks to a fusion of masterful puppetry, makeup, and advanced FX rigging, bolstered by new green-screen effects like high-end claymation, matte painting, and early CGI. By using each for the tasks it did best, and combining several approaches in a single shot to create seamless composite effects, Carpenter left surprisingly little room for Narm {{Narm}} to set in.
21st Jun '16 3:59:34 PM Ciara25
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: One of the Norwegian's clearly decided this, as the Americans find him with his wrists slit. [[spoiler: It's possible that Fuchs immolated himself rather than be assimilated, since the Thing would gain no benefit in killing him.]]
16th May '16 6:25:20 AM moloch
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* [[AmbiguousEnding Ambiguous,]] BittersweetEnding: By the end of the film the characters have lost so much it isn't worth it to be paranoid anymore. [[spoiler: On the plus side, the Thing is dead. Probably. Maybe. On the downside, [[KillEmAll Mac and Childs definitely soon will be, too.]] Both men decide that it's worth it if they both die, just so the Thing can have no hosts to mimic, and to ensure the other that they're not the Thing (for which there is potential evidence for every conceivable combination of Mac and/or Childs being infected already.) This is the ''good'' ending. Creator/JohnCarpenter felt it was inspiring that each of the survivors were willing to give their lives to save the rest of the world.]]

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* [[AmbiguousEnding Ambiguous,]] BittersweetEnding: By the end of the film the characters have lost so much it isn't worth it to be paranoid anymore. [[spoiler: On the plus side, the Thing is dead. Probably. Maybe. On the downside, [[KillEmAll Mac and Childs definitely soon will be, too.]] Both men decide that it's worth it if they both die, just so the Thing can have no hosts to mimic, and to ensure the other that they're not the Thing (for which there is potential evidence for to support every conceivable combination of Mac and/or Childs being infected already.theory about which, if either, is infected.) This is the ''good'' ending. Creator/JohnCarpenter felt it was inspiring that each of the survivors were willing to give their lives to save the rest of the world.]]
16th May '16 6:24:04 AM moloch
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* [[AmbiguousEnding Ambiguous,]] BittersweetEnding: By the end of the film the characters have lost so much it isn't worth it to be paranoid anymore. [[spoiler: On the plus side, the Thing is dead. Probably. Maybe. On the downside, [[KillEmAll Mac and Childs definitely soon will be, too.]] Both men decide that it's worth it if they both die, just so the Thing can have no hosts to mimic, and to ensure the other that they're not the Thing (for which there is potential evidence for every conceivable combination of Mac and/or Childs being infected already.) This is the ''good'' ending. Creator/JohnCarpenter felt it was inspiring that each of the survivors were willing to give their lives to save the rest of the world.]]



* BittersweetEnding: By the end of the film the characters have lost so much it isn't worth it to be paranoid anymore. [[spoiler: On the plus side, the Thing is dead. Maybe. On the downside, [[KillEmAll they soon will be, too.]] Both men decide that it's worth it if they both die, just so the Thing can have no hosts to mimic, and to ensure the other that they're not the Thing. This is the ''good'' ending. Creator/JohnCarpenter felt it was inspiring that each of the survivors were willing to give their lives to save the rest of the world.]]
14th May '16 5:50:47 AM Arivne
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* WormSign: Near the end of the movie the giant Thing races underground towards McReady, splitting floorboards as it goes.
14th May '16 5:45:32 AM Arivne
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* PlungerDetonator: The remaining crew members set up dynamite charges to blow up the base, with a detonator to set them off. Unfortunately the title monster grabs it before they can use it, but TheHero improvises.
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