The Thing is now recognized as a morbid masterpiece of wretched existential horror

‘…The Thing starts. It had been 9 years since The Exorcist scared the living shit out of audiences in New York and sent people fleeing into the street. Really … up the aisle and out the door at full gallop. You would think that people had calmed down a bit since then. No…’

Source: Boing Boing

Two of the tensest, scariest hours of my life, and repeated every time I watch it.