In the remotest regions of the unexplored Arctic an unknown aircraft crash-lands in the ice. A group of scientists and military men are dispatched to find out what happened. And so begins an epic struggle for the fate of planet Earth. We are treated to a great horror/sci-fi film in this 1951 adaptation of the John W. Campell Jr. novel. Featuring a fast paced, witty script by Charles Lederer and directed by Christian Nyby (and Howard Hawks uncredited) with expert acting by Margaret Sheridan, Kenneth Tobey, Robert Cornthwaite, James Arness and others, this film offers great atmosphere, a few memorable jump scares and a monster to rival any monster to ever appear in film.
“Watch the skies. Keep watching the skies!”
Here's the IMDB page for The Thing From Another World 1951
Here's the IMDB page for The Thing 1982
Here's the IMDB page for The Thing 2011
Here's a link to several different file formats for the short story "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell Jr.
Also, I reference the science fiction novel “Stranger In A Strange Land” which actually came out in 1961, ten years after this film. Is there a connection here? Hmmm. I’m not sure, but it's a great title for a book.
Next Week The Haunting