I actually would prefer we didn't
use one from The Thing
(At least as a page image; for image links it would probably be okay). While The Thing
is an amazing movie and the effects are gorgeous, the monster is never really confirmed as "evil" or "good;" it's really just a lifeform trying to survive. MacReady and the others could only survive by killing the thing, and the creature could only survive by killing them. It might have been sentient, it might not have, but it certainly had self-preservation as an interest.
There's also the gross out factor; while this is inherently a gruesome trope, the effects in The Thing
are nightmarish enough to, well, give people nightmares.
edited 5th Apr '11 3:03:49 PM by Scardoll