Thu 6th OCT 7.45pm: THE THING (40th Anniversary) (18) 1982 US 109mins, dir John Carpenter

Cast: Donald Moffat, Keith David, Kurt Russell, Richard Dysart, Richard Masur, T.K. Carter.

In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien that has been buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Once unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, creates terror, and becomes one of them… With an atmosphere thick with tension, some of the most surreal and shocking practical visual effects ever created for the cinema screen, and a wonderfully effective score by Ennio Morricone… Unprecedented apocalyptic science fiction horror!