Originally Posted by Lemmy
I did a double-feature and watched The thing from another world and the Carpenter remake The Thing. They are both pretty darn good movies when watched independently, but they are even better if you watch both together. In many ways they are identical (scientist in the Antarctica finds a spaceship buried under the ice and unleash a deadly alien), but they are two very different movies. The original focus heavily on the alien stalking the corridors and fighting an enemy you don't know (and clearly an inspiration to Alien), but the remake is more about paranoia and not being able to trust anyone. Both are excellent and well worth watching.
The Carpenter film is the one that is faithful to John Campbell's original story. But, as you say, both are classics in their own way. Would you believe there may be a prequel in the works? Who Goes There? - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia