Retro is a regular feature highlighting the classics, whether that be an original trailer, poster, still image or classic scene.

To start off our brand new feature Retro we’ve decided to highlight the original trailer for John Carpenter’s classic 1982 horror sci-fi The Thing, starring Kurt Russell, Keith David, Wilford Brimley, David Clennon and T.K Carter. The 2011 remake was a mere shadow of this 1982 version which is, in fact, a remake in and of itself of the 1951 movie The Thing From Another World.

Carpenter’s film remains a masterful exercise in suspense, horror and sheer terror that’s rarely been topped since its release 30 years ago. The original trailer below is a great teaser for the film, starting off with panicked radio voice-over with the title slowly coming into view.

Take a look at the trailer below: