25 Iconic Horror Movie Villains

24. The Thing (The Thing)

Ah, The Thing. Based on the 1938 novel Who Goes There?, The Thing hit theaters in 1982. Directed by horror legend John Carpenter, the film told the story of a research team that lived out a nightmare in Antarctica. Early on, the American research team is involved in a situation involving a neighboring Norwegian team — namely, the Norwegians are trying to kill a dog that escaped their base. As it turns out, the dog is not a dog after all. Instead, it is a shape-shifting alien that can transform into other life forms. Known as The Thing, the alien spreads like a virus — anyone that it encounters can be ‘taken over’. If that happens, good luck surviving.

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