The Thing - What's the Difference?

The Thing – What’s the Difference?

by | Mar 22, 2018

“I dunno what the hell’s in there, but it’s weird and pissed off!”


From it’s iconic score, to it’s gorey practical effects, John Carpenter’s The Thing is a masterpiece of cinema. The film itself, is a remake of the 1951 scifi thriller The Thing from Another World, and a new adaption of the 1938 original novella , Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell Jr. It’s the book and 1982 film that CineFix look at for another episode of What’s the Difference?. Find out how the two differ and what Carpenter lifted directly from the book. Check out The Thing – What’s the Difference?


“It’s time for some good ol’ fashioned practical FX goopiness as we look back at John Carpenter’s classic ‘The Thing.’ But John W. Campbell Jr.’s novella Who Goes There? inspire ALL of the 1982 film? With no restraint on SPOILERS it’s time to ask, What’s the Difference?”



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