John Carpenter‘s horror classic The Thing is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and Fathom Events is heading back to 1982 by bringing the film back into movie theaters.
For two days only, on Sunday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 22, Carpenter’s The Thing heads back to the big screen courtesy of Fathom Events, and tickets are on sale right now!
“I loved making this movie, and I’m so excited that people can celebrate it and see it in theaters 40 years later,” Carpenter said in a statement when the announcement was made.
Featuring jaw-dropping practical effects from Rob Bottin, The Thing starred Kurt Russell, Keith David, and Wilford Brimley, unleashing a monstrous nightmare at Outpost 31.
In the film based on John W. Campbell Jr’s short story, a research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.
“Set in the winter of 1982 at a research station in Antarctica, a twelve-man research team finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has remained buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Soon it is unfrozen and unleashed, creating havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them.”
This special event will also feature the Terror Takes Shape documentary!