Friday, April 1, 2011

The Thing From Another World (1951)


Isolated from the world and on the tip of Antarctica, a group of American scientists and Air Force officials find a frozen spaceship and it’s pilot buried under solid ice. Upon recovering the alien body, they accidentally defrost it rendering it loose and confused. Now they must fend off their outpost as the alien hides and lurks, and they must stop it before it has the chance to take over the world. Based off of the novella Who Goes There by John W. Campbell, this film was pretty good. It has its genuinely freaky moments and builds a thick creepy atmosphere. Though it is heightened American propaganda at it’s finest; building its characters on Patriotic standpoints and Christian morals. It’s a must for any sci-fi fan.

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