The Thing – Infection Timeline

The Thing – Infection Timeline

by | Jan 20, 2020

One of John Carpenter’s most loved films is the 1982 sci-fi horror The Thing. With it’s amazing cast, haunting score and use of particle effects, it’s certainly a film that has stood the test of time. The film plays out like a murder mystery, only without the bodies, as the alien entity kills and replicates the majority of the 12 characters throughout the film. You don’t often see the murder/replication happen, so the film keeps you guessing who is the thing. For those more curious Horror Fans, youtuber Dirty Nerd Digital has come up with a definitive timeline plotting the infection as it spreads across the camp. So get ready to be infected, as we look at The Thing – Infection Timeline. Enjoy…


John Carpenter’s The Thing is one of the best horror movies of all time. And what turns the tension and fear up to eleven is not knowing who the Thing is at any time. Don’t worry though, we broke down a timeline of the infection AND answered the long argued question “Is Childs the Thing”?



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