Synopsis: A twelve-man research team stationed in Antarctica finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has been buried for over 100,000 years.
Release Date: June 25th, 1982
Thoughts: It’s often nice not only to look back at classic films but also to check out their previews. Dig too far back (say to the ‘50s or ‘60s) and you’re likely to get the whole movie spoiled for you but there was a nice pocket of time in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s when the art of crafting a slick teaser was at its peak. 1979’s Alien will remain my all time favorite teaser but this one for 1982’s The Thing is high up on my list as well. A remake of The Thing from Another World that was actually improved upon by director John Carpenter, the arctic-set The Thing was surprisingly released in early summer. It’s holds up exceedingly well all these years later and is considered one of my old stand-bys if I want to pop in a scary sure-thing. Along with its snazzy Drew Struzan poster (check out the Struzan doc Drew: The Man Behind the Poster for the story of how it came to be), the promotional machine for The Thing was firing on all cylinders.
Want another teaser for The Thing? Here’s an even earlier one!