Thing, The (1982)
Horror Hidden by the Antarctic Winds
I saw this movie when I was about fourteen years old and had forgotten about it. But watching it recently, I instantly knew that I've seen the movie because of the haunting soundtrack. Half-way through the picture, I could not believe that it was made in the 1980's because the special effects were expertly done. Even most of the movies today cannot compare when it comes to its horror and gore. For me, the scariest scenes are when everything would be quiet and all the audiences could hear are the Antarctic winds. The anticipation that something would happen felt so good, it's like riding a rollercoaster. The story is fascinating because the script manages to relate it to science--like how a foreign cell would assimilate itself to another cell and copy its identity. As a student of the sciences, I can vouch that some molecular bodies that cause diseases, more or less, reproduce that way so the explanations about how the alien morphs are not THAT unbelievable. The tension is kept from beginning to end, which was amazing because most movies these days, the tension is greatly tilted to either the first or the last half-hour. I wish more horror movies like this (AKA not torture porn) would come out on theaters.