Memories of Morricone: The Thing (1982)

Hoezo in Kino

In the coming weeks we’ll look back on the illustrious career of the late, great, Maestro Ennio Morricone with a selection of his finest music paired with film. Next up: John Carpenter’s Antarctic alien invasion thriller and undisputed masterpiece, The Thing. Carpenter often worked on micro-budgets that left no money to hire fancy composers but on this production he could fly in his longtime hero, Morricone to provide a haunting score that was a stark departure from the Italian master’s earlier work. The foreboding and dread oozes out of the speakers and perfectly complements the cabin fever induced paranoia of the outpost setting. This film choice is a little bit of a double ‘in memoriam’ as actor Wilford Brimley also left us for greener pastures earlier this month.

Regie: John Carpenter

Cast: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David


Horror, Sci-fi

Land: VS

Speelduur: 109 minuten

Taal: Engels

Ondertiteling: Geen


A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.