The Thing from Another World (1951)

body horrorno
violence toward animalsyes
Bechdel-Wallace testfailed
Mako Morifailed
X was the real YIt turns out that big monster was the real monster all along.

I'm attempting the double trilogy of The Thing movies/Apocalypse trilogy. Spoiler for future reviews, The Thing isn't just the connecting movie, it is by far the best of the 5 films.

I'd never watched this adaptation and I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, this movie was decent. It somewhat kept my attention, and I enjoyed it even though I'm not a big fan of horror movies from this era. On the other hand, John Carpenter's The Thing is one of my favourite movies (of any genre) and I think it is better than this movie in every conceivable way.

If instead of a well-paced psychological horror movie where every character is isolated both physically and psychologically, and is desperately trying to work out which friends they can really trust, you want a movie where some Boris Karloff-looking dude menaces some folks ineffectually, do I have the The Thing for you.