33 'The Thing' Quotes that Reflect The Frozen Echoes of Fear
"The Thing," a 1982 sci-fi horror film directed by the legendary John Carpenter, is the kind of movie that gives you chills and may make you sleep with the lights on. Here are 33 spine-chilling quotes from the film.
Despite its initial mixed reviews and box office performance, it has developed a cult following and is now considered a genre classic. The film follows a group of researchers stationed in Antarctica who become the prey of a shape-shifting alien creature.
What sets "The Thing" apart is its innovative concept that blends extraterrestrial life, paranoia, and body horror elements. The suspense and tension are palpable throughout, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats.
The film's gruesome and imaginative creatures are the stuff nightmares are made of, leaving audiences simultaneously shocked and captivated. Scroll down to relive the movie's memorable lines.
MacReady's quote: "If we've got any surprises for each other, I don't think we're in much shape to do anything about it." | Source: facebook.com/thethingmovie
Terrifying 'The Thing' Quotes That Haunt Your Sleep
"Maybe we at war with Norway." — "The Thing"
"How long were you alone with that dog?" — "The Thing"
"If it takes us over, then it has no more enemies, nobody left to kill it. And then it's won." — "The Thing"
"Nobody trusts anybody now, and we're all very tired." — "The Thing"
"We're not gettin' out of here alive. But neither is that thing." — "The Thing"
MacReady's quote: "There's a storm hitting us in about 6 hours. We're going to find out who's who." | Source: facebook.com/thethingmovie
"Why don't we just wait here for a little while, see what happens?" — "The Thing"
Survival and Paranoia: MacReady's Unforgettable Quotes from 'The Thing'
"I don't know. Thousands of years ago, it crashes, and this thing... gets thrown out, or crawls out, and it ends up freezing in the ice." — MacReady
"I know I'm human. And if you were all these things, then you'd just attack me right now, so some of you are still human. This thing doesn't want to show itself, it wants to hide inside an imitation." — MacReady
"I know what you mean, Blair. Trust is a tough thing to come by these days. Tell you what - why don't you just trust in the Lord?" — MacReady
"If we've got any surprises for each other, I don't think we're in much shape to do anything about it." — MacReady
Gary's quote: "So, come on now, MacReady, Norwegians get ahold of this... and they dig it up out of the ice." | Source: facebook.com/thethingmovie
"We're gonna draw a little bit of everybody's blood... 'cause we're gonna find out who's The Thing." — MacReady
"Watchin' Norris in there gave me the idea that... maybe every part of him was a whole, every little piece was an individual animal with a built-in desire to protect its own life." — MacReady
"Ya see, when a man bleeds, it's just tissue, but blood from one of you Things won t obey when it's attacked. It'll try and survive... crawl away from a hot needle, say." — MacReady
"Somebody in this camp ain't what he appears to be. Right now, that may be one or two of us. By spring, it could be all of us." — MacReady
"This thing doesn't want to show itself, it wants to hide inside an imitation. It'll fight if it has to, but it's vulnerable out in the open." — MacReady
Dr. Blair's quote? "I don't want to stay out here anymore. I want to come back inside." | Source: facebook.com/thethingmovie
"Any of them move, you fry 'em. You hear anything - anything at all - you cut loose on the sirens. We all meet back here in twenty minutes - regardless! And everybody watch whoever you're with... real close." — MacReady
"Anyone messes with me... and the whole camp goes!" — MacReady
"There's a storm hitting us in about 6 hours. We're going to find out who's who." — MacReady
More Bone-Chilling Quotes from 'The Thing'
"You're gonna have to sleep sometime, MacReady." — Childs
"Childs, happens all the time, man. They're falling out of the skies like flies. The government knows all about it, right, Mac?" — Palmer
"The Thing" quote: "Why don't we just wait here for a little while, see what happens?" | Source: facebook.com/thethingmovie
“Listen: It could have imitated a million life-forms on a million planets. It could change into any one of them at any time. Now, it wants life-forms on Earth." — Fuchs
"So, come on now, MacReady, Norwegians get ahold of this... and they dig it up out of the ice." — Gary
"Childs, Childs... Chariots of the Gods, man. They practically own South America. I mean, they taught the Incas everything they know." — Palmer
"Which one of you disrespectful men been tossing his dirty drawers in the kitchen trash can, huh? From now, I want my kitchen clean, all right? Germ free!" — Nauls
"So, how do we know who's human? If I was an imitation, a perfect imitation, how would you know if it was really me?" — Childs
MacReady's quote: "Anyone messes with me... and the whole camp goes!" | Source: facebook.com/thethingmovie
"You guys think I'm crazy! Well, that's fine! Most of ya don't know what's goin' on around here, but I'm damn well sure some of you do!" — Dr. Blair
"Childs, happens all the time, man. They're falling out of the skies like flies. Government knows all about it, right, Mac?" —Palmer
"Nobody gets in or out of here! Nobody! You guys think I'm crazy?! Well, that's fine! Most of you don't know what's going on around here, but I'm well sure some of you do!" — Dr. Blair
"I don't want to stay out here anymore. I want to come back inside." — Dr. Blair
"The Thing" quote: "Nobody trusts anybody now, and we're all very tired." | Source: facebook.com/thethingmovie
"You think that thing wanted to be an animal?! No dog's gonna make it a thousand miles to the coast! You don't understand! That thing wanted to be US! A cell gets out, and it'll imitate everything on the face of the Earth! And nothing can stop it!" — Dr. Blair
"Thought I saw Blair. I went out after him and got lost in the storm. Fire's got the temperature up all over the camp. Won't last long, though." — Childs
"I know you gentlemen have been through a lot. But when you find the time... I'd rather not spend the rest of the winter tied to this couch!" — Garry
"He got most of the chopper and the tractor. And he's killed the rest of the dogs." — Childs
"The Thing" quote: "We're not gettin' out of here alive. But neither is that thing." | Source: facebook.com/thethingmovie
With Kurt Russell as the main star (MacReady), "The Thing" combines a unique concept, a chilling atmosphere, and groundbreaking effects that continue to hold up today. Unsurprisingly, it has achieved cult classic status and is considered a must-watch for horror enthusiasts.
However, the film offers more than scares and thrills. "The Thing" provides valuable lessons, reminding us of the significance of trust, particularly when faced with uncertainty, paranoia, and the fear of the unknown.
Just like "The Thing," "American Horror Story" delivers bone-chilling quotes that are impossible to ignore. This series elevates horror to new levels with its talented cast, including Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange, and Evan Peters.