Scene 1 Wed, Feb 28 10:00 PM
Event Info
Dialogue:Post screening Skype conversation with U.I. alum & Film Comment journalist Violet Lucca
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Film Info
Runtime:109 minutes
Director:John Carpenter
Year Released:1982
Production Country:USA


Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon tallboys and $2 small popcorn! PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!

“John Carpenter's The Thing is a horror masterpiece." Roger Malcolm,

“The Thing is a great barf-bag movie.” - Roger Ebert

"After revisiting it some thirty years later, it is still a great movie."- Christopher Armstead,

What you fear most is inside you... Man is the warmest place to hide. 

In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Soon unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, creates terror and becomes one of them. Horror-meister John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape From New York) teams Kurt Russell's outstanding performance with incredible visuals to build this chilling version of the classic The Thing From Another World.

Stick around after the screening for a Skype conversation with University of Iowa alum and Film Comment Magazine journalist Violet Lucca. 

Violet Lucca is the Digital Producer of Film Comment magazine and host of The Film Comment Podcast. In addition to producing coverage for the online and print versions of the magazine—interviews, reviews, features, and multimedia pieces—she regularly contributes writing to Sight & Sound. A member of the New York Film Critics’ Circle, Lucca has also worked at the Watermill Center, Macmillan Publishers, and WNYC’s The Takeaway.