History Film / TheThing1982

14th Dec '16 9:49:07 AM Prinzenick
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* SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification: Wheras ''The Thing From Another World'' was a PragmaticAdaptation due to effects limitations of the 1950's, this remake is a Type 4 (Nearly Identical Adaptation) that is much more faithful to the original ''Who Goes There?'' novella.
10th Dec '16 5:15:53 AM arseyman
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** [[spoiler: Bennings: First to be assimilated by The Thing and is burned by [=MacReady=].]]
** [[spoiler: Fuchs: Burns himself to avoid being assimilated.]]
** [[spoiler: Norris: Appears to have a heart attack but is soon revealed to be assimilated.]]
** [[spoiler: Copper: Bleeds to death after the Norris-Thing bites his forearms off]]
** [[spoiler: Clark: Shot dead by [=MacReady=] when he tries to attack him]]
** [[spoiler: Palmer: Third 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 [=MacReady=] after fully transforming into The Thing]]

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** [[spoiler: Bennings: First to be Bennings gets killed and assimilated by The Thing and is the NotQuiteDead remains of the Dog-Thing before being burned by [=MacReady=].]]
** [[spoiler: Fuchs: Burns Fuchs immolates himself to avoid being assimilated.so that the Thing can't assimilate him.]]
** [[spoiler: Norris: Appears to have Norris has a heart attack attack, but he is soon revealed to be assimilated.outed as a Thing during the failed defibrillation.]]
** [[spoiler: Copper: Bleeds Copper bleeds to death after the Norris-Thing bites his forearms off]]
get bitten off by the Norris-Thing.]]
** [[spoiler: Clark: Shot Clark gets shot dead by [=MacReady=] when by[=MacReady=] after he tries to attack him]]
him.]]
** [[spoiler: Palmer: Third to be assimilated Palmer is outed as a Thing after the blood test goes awry and is burned]]
gets burned alive and dynamited for good measure.]]
** [[spoiler: Windows: Maimed Windows is viciously maimed by Palmer the Palmer-Thing and is burned]]
torched out of mercy.]]
** [[spoiler: Gary: Gets a Thing Hand shoved Garry asphyxiates after an infected Blair shoves his hand down his throat by the infected Blair]]
throat.]]
** [[spoiler: Nauls: Disappears Nauls disappears in the underground cave and is presumed dead]]
dead.]]
** [[spoiler: Blair: Is Blair is blown up by [=MacReady=] after fully transforming into The Thing]]Thing.]]
10th Dec '16 2:34:30 AM arseyman
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* ScareChord: The Thing seems to be capable of making its own, a high-pitched, short, inhuman wail, heard when [[spoiler: Fuchs sees the shadowy figure after the lights go out]] and when [[spoiler: Blair appears behind Garry in the basement before giving him his FacePalmOfDoom.]]
21st Nov '16 5:08:36 AM Scorpion451
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* AsteroidsMonster: Every cell of the Thing is an independent organism. At various times during the film, it gets parts chopped off it, which grow new appendages and scuttle off.

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* AsteroidsMonster: Every cell of the Thing is an independent organism. At various times during the film, it gets parts chopped off it, which grow new appendages and scuttle off. Subtly lampshaded by the Asteroids arcade machine in the base.
9th Nov '16 9:18:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: In the original story "Literature/WhoGoesThere", the story ends [[spoiler:at the cabin where they locked up Blair when the last three survivors discover the half-finished spaceship and kill the Blair-Thing]]. The movie [[spoiler:includes this final confrontation too, but afterwards is far more ambiguous with two survivors of whom one [[TomatoInTheMirror or both]] may be another Thing.]]
26th Oct '16 5:26:24 AM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle
** Brazilian and Portuguese; ''O Enigma De Outro Mundo'' (''The Enigma of Another World'')
** Chinese, 突變第三型 (''The Third Mutation'')
** Danish, ''Det grusomme udefra'' (''The Cruel Outside'')
** Japanese, 遊星からの物体X (''Object X from Outer Space'')
17th Oct '16 8:36:06 AM MovieFan2000
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* PreMortemOneLiner:
--->'''[=MacReady=]:''' Yeah, fuck you, too !
16th Sep '16 3:57:28 PM maestro_89
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* GlassCannon: The Thing is a monster that can kill a single unsuspecting human easily but if its discovered they can be taken down by the base's flamethrowers without much effort. Even a stick of dynamite can take down it's final form.
12th Sep '16 9:07:34 AM arseyman
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* BrainFood: Once its face is done melting, the [[spoiler: Palmer]]-Thing's head splits in two to reveal a gaping maw filled with sharp teeth and a long tongue, the latter of which wraps around [[spoiler: Windows']] neck and reels him in before the jaws clamp shut. The Thing manages to hold him in there for a full thirty seconds as [=MacReady=] fiddles with the flamethrower. Eventually [[spoiler: Windows]] is released, but since he got infected and his face was horribly maimed [[spoiler:Mac had no choice but to torch him.]]



** [[spoiler: Bennings: First to be assimilated by The Thing and is burned by MacReady]]
** [[spoiler: Fuchs: Burns himself to avoid 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]]

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** [[spoiler: Bennings: First to be assimilated by The Thing and is burned by MacReady]]
[=MacReady=].]]
** [[spoiler: Fuchs: Burns himself to avoid being assimilated]]
assimilated.]]
** [[spoiler: Norris: Appears to have a heart attack but is soon revealed to be assimilated]]
assimilated.]]
** [[spoiler: Copper: Bleeds to death after the Nauls-Thing Norris-Thing bites his forearms off]]
** [[spoiler: Clark: Shot dead by MacReady [=MacReady=] when he tries to attack him]]



** [[spoiler: Blair: Is blown up by MacReady after fully transforming into The Thing]]

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** [[spoiler: Blair: Is blown up by MacReady [=MacReady=] after fully transforming into The Thing]]
15th Aug '16 3:33:45 AM Farnham
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** In any case, they would have been unable to warn the other stations via radio as Windows had failed to contact anyone for the past two weeks, and according to him due to the atmospheric conditions it was unlikely that any of the Antarctic stations would be able to contact each other.
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