The Thing | When Terror Meets Tension

Hitchcock famously distinguished between suspense and surprise—the former develops by learning information, the other from a lack thereof. In this video essay, Films&Stuff examines how director John Carpenter evokes both of these seemingly contradictory emotions in his film, The Thing.

 

 


Building Tension & Suspense


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Kurt Russell


The Thing


Sci-Fi Horror


Sci-Fi Horror


John Carpenter


The Thing