The Thing is one of the most acclaimed science fiction/horror movies ever made, and is possibly the greatest collaboration between Director John Carpenter and Director of Photography Dean Cundey. Our compilation below showcases the most beautiful shots in Carpenter’s classic. For more great video content, please subscribe to our YouTube channel.

John Carpenter’s The Thing was released in 1982 to a critical and public mauling, leading to it being a box office failure and, essentially, to the end of Carpenter’s career as a big studio director. The years since, however, have seen a revision of the film’s status and, nowadays, The Thing is regarded as a stone cold classic of both science fiction and horror, and acclaimed as among Carpenter’s greatest movies.

A key part of the movie’s excellence is the superb collaboration between Carpenter and his longtime Director of Photography, Dean Cundey. This video showcases their stunning work.


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