This Day in Halloween: Director John Carpenter’s classic remake of "The Thing" opens across the U.S. in 1982. / Illustration by Allen Sison
The Thingopens across the U.S. in 1982. Director John Carpenter’s remake of Howard Hawks’ 1951 classic “The Thing From Another World” updates the Cold War paranoia for the Reagan era. Though not a box office success upon its release, it has since become a classic on it own.