THE THING (1982)Director: John Carpenter
Nick Frost says: I definitely prefer the John Carpenter version, though the original black-and-white one is pretty good, too. But Carpenter’s version just starts out so damn great, and it keeps getting better and better and more insane as it progresses.
And there’s no happy ending, which I think is so fabulous. I love it. A movie as dark and graphic as that one doesn’t need a happy ending at all, and Carpenter didn’t even hint at anything positive with its ending.