The Thing

The Thing (1982)

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Nauls disappears and is never seen again. Garry is killed by Blair who turns into the Thing. It destroys MacReady's detonator so instead MacReady throws a stick of dynamite at it. The building explodes. MacReady stumbles to a shack to find Childs there. They take swigs of a bottle of whiskey as the camera shows a wide shot of the camp in flames. Childs and MacReady sit around not knowing if the other is the Thing or not...


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