John Carpenter’s The Thing came out in 1982 and the gore still made the guys want to throw up. Critical Hit looks at the history of this story from Nazis to the Cold War and at why Carpenter’s adaptation has had such a lasting influence.

For Storytellers: The team dynamic in this film is great, characters are smart but still make mistakes. They save the world, but not themselves. The guys discuss how this works and why it makes for a great story.