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The Thing (1982)
Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi

The Thing (1982)

A US research station, Antarctica, early-winter 1982. The base is suddenly buzzed by a helicopter from the nearby Norwegian research station. They are trying to kill a dog that has escaped from their base. After the destruction of the Norwegian chopper the members of the US team fly to the Norwegian base, only to discover them all dead or missing. They do find the remains of a strange creature the Norwegians burned. The Americans take it to their base and deduce that it is an alien life form. After a while it is apparent that the alien can take over and assimilate into other life forms, including humans, and can spread like a virus. This means that anyone at the base could be inhabited by The Thing, and tensions escalate. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  panic,  paranoia,  monster,  fear,  drinking,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:shed,  earth,  tunnel,  snow
Characters:american,  alien,  biologist,  doctor
Period:winter,  1980s
Story:alien life form,  norwegian,  antarctica,  alien parasite,  fire alarm,  research station,  power generator,  lens flare,  axe murder,  computer chess,  helicopter,  horror movie remake,  shape shifting alien,  alien creature,  exploding helicopter,  fire extinguisher,  person on fire,  blood and guts,  sled dog,  husky dog,  stuck in the middle of nowhere,  polar research station,  scientific expedition,  boarded up window,  blood sample,  j&b scotch,  cardiopulmonary resuscitation,  surgical stitches,  bittersweet ending,  blood test,  dog sled,  breaking through a wall,  human duplication,  organism,  kennel,  tentacles,  shape shifting,  ancient astronaut,  kerosene,  split head,  stitch,  trail of blood,  lovecraftian,  long tongue,  dread,  part stop motion,  campsite,  coors beer,  assimilation,  finger cut,  hand through chest,  excavation,  table tennis,  imitation,  defibrillation,  geologist,  generator,  frozen body,  power failure,  scientific research,  remote,  red herring,  video cassette,  breaking through a door,  smoking pot,  kicking in a door,  animal killing,  dragging a body,  ping pong,  vcr,  flying saucer,  silhouette,  arm cut off,  roller skates,  shape shifter,  morphine,  distrust,  shapeshifting,  open ended,  famous score,  body horror,  claw,  stars,  parasite,  unsubtitled foreign language,  quarantine,  noose,  mercy killing,  shot in the eye,  tentacle,  blizzard,  metamorphosis,  tape recording,  bearded man,  scalpel,  african american,  flare,  dead dog,  lighter,  alarm,  physician,  playing pool,  molotov cocktail,  burned to death,  tractor,  all male cast,  intestines,  characters killed one by one,  weather,  ambiguous ending,  flamethrower,  mutation,  lantern,  title at the end,  refrigerator,  disfigurement,  autopsy,  infection,  creature feature,  dynamite,  pool table,  reverse footage,  rampage,  severed hand,  videotape,  spacecraft,  beard,  cowboy hat,  cook,  tape recorder,  electronic music score,  hypodermic needle,  killing an animal,  gothic,  burned alive,  destruction,  grenade,  sabotage,  ice,  heart attack,  cult director,  trust,  severed arm,  tied up,  exploding body,  suspicion,  isolation,  injection,  long take,  based on short story,  danger,  pilot,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  transformation,  controversy,  radio,  anti hero,  outer space,  false accusation,  severed head,  map,  tied to a chair,  death of friend,  throat slitting,  disguise,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  drug use,  scientist,  revolver,  marijuana,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  watching tv,  computer,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  remake,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dog,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

The Thing (2011)
Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Thing (2011)

Paleontologist Kate Lloyd is invited by Dr. Sandor Halvorson to join his team who have found something extraordinary. Deep below the Arctic ice, they have found an alien spacecraft that has been there for perhaps 100,000 years. Not far from where the craft landed, they find the remains of the occupant. It's cut out of the ice and taken back to their camp but as the ice melts, the creature reanimates and not only begins to attack them but manages to infect them, with team members devolving into the alien creature. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  monster
Mood:gore
Locations:shed,  snow
Characters:alien,  doctor
Period:1980s
Story:antarctica,  lens flare,  ice,  pilot,  shape shifting alien,  alien life form,  alien creature,  person on fire,  husky dog,  polar research station,  organism,  shape shifting,  split head,  assimilation,  norwegian,  imitation,  frozen body,  scientific research,  shapeshifting,  claw,  body horror,  parasite,  tentacle,  flare,  characters killed one by one,  flamethrower,  mutation,  autopsy,  spacecraft,  killing an animal,  burned alive,  grenade,  sabotage,  severed arm,  suspicion,  exploding body,  isolation,  transformation,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  death,  murder,  dog,  blood

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The Blob (1988)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Blob (1988)

Meg Penny is a cheerleader out on her first date with one of the football players, Paul Taylor. It doesn't go very well. Before they get where they're going, an old vagrant runs out in front of Paul's car, screaming in terror. The old man is closely followed by Brian Flagg, the local teen rebel, complete with long hair, black leather jacket, motorcycle and tough-guy attitude. Paul blames Brian for chasing the old man, but after the threesome takes him to the doctor's office, it becomes clear the vagrant had more to worry about than some young tough. He was screaming because of the acid-like substance on his hand - a substance that spreads over his body and eventually consumes him. Soon, the growing red blob, which sprouts tentacles to attack its victims, becomes a menace to the small town of Arbeville, Colorado. The military soon arrives in Hazmat suits, led by the wide-eyed Dr. Christopher Meddows. They're from the government, they say, and they want to help; but Brian's distrust for authority figures proves justified when he learns of their true motives. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  monster,  fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:snow
Characters:biologist,  doctor
Period:1980s
Story:horror movie remake,  fire extinguisher,  person on fire,  organism,  tentacles,  part stop motion,  distrust,  body horror,  parasite,  quarantine,  tentacle,  burned to death,  flamethrower,  mutation,  disfigurement,  infection,  creature feature,  reverse footage,  rampage,  cook,  electronic music score,  burned alive,  severed arm,  exploding body,  danger,  transformation,  anti hero,  outer space,  false accusation,  severed head,  map,  death of friend,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  remake,  helicopter,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  violence,  dog,  death,  murder

Alien: Covenant (2017)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  monster,  fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:earth
Characters:biologist,  alien,  doctor
Story:remote,  alien parasite,  alien creature,  fire extinguisher,  person on fire,  lovecraftian,  distrust,  body horror,  parasite,  quarantine,  burned to death,  characters killed one by one,  infection,  creature feature,  rampage,  severed hand,  spacecraft,  beard,  cowboy hat,  burned alive,  cult director,  suspicion,  exploding body,  danger,  pilot,  radio,  outer space,  severed head,  death of friend,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder

Critters (1986) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  monster,  fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:alien
Period:1980s
Story:shape shifting alien,  alien creature,  human duplication,  shape shifting,  molotov cocktail,  burned to death,  mutation,  creature feature,  pool table,  reverse footage,  spacecraft,  electronic music score,  burned alive,  destruction,  sabotage,  exploding body,  danger,  radio,  outer space,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  watching tv,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

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Cabin Fever (2002)
Comedy, Horror

Cabin Fever (2002)

The college friends Paul, Karen, Bert, Marcy and Jeff rent an isolated cabin in the woods to spend a week together. When they arrive, a man contaminated with a weird disease asks for help to them, but they get in panic and burn the man, who falls in the water reservoir and dies. The whole group, except Karen, makes a pact of drinking only beer along the week without knowing where the dead body is. When Karen drinks tap water and gets the disease, the group begins their journey to hell. This is why Cabin Fever (2002) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  fear,  drinking
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:shed
Characters:doctor
Story:person on fire,  remote,  animal killing,  body horror,  quarantine,  mercy killing,  african american,  dead dog,  characters killed one by one,  ambiguous ending,  disfigurement,  infection,  reverse footage,  burned alive,  cult director,  severed arm,  isolation,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  radio,  false accusation,  severed head,  tied to a chair,  death of friend,  axe,  survival,  revolver,  marijuana,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  death,  dog,  murder,  violence

Morgan (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  fear,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Characters:doctor
Story:research station,  distrust,  mercy killing,  characters killed one by one,  mutation,  rampage,  beard,  cook,  electronic music score,  hypodermic needle,  sabotage,  trust,  suspicion,  isolation,  injection,  danger,  shot in the forehead,  death of friend,  scientist,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  computer,  punched in the face,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  title spoken by character,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

Prometheus (2012)
Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

Prometheus (2012)

This film is set in 2093 and takes place in the same universe as the 'Alien' movies. A group of explorers, including some archaeologists, are on an "undisclosed" mission. They arrive at a moon trillions of miles away from Earth. The team spot what they believe to be signs of civilization. They go to investigate and find more than just signs, they find conclusive evidence. But some of them have an ulterior motive for being there, including the Weyland Corporation. They believe that this is where the human race actually came from. Things soon turn from excitement to survival once inside their discovery. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:earth,  snow
Characters:biologist
Story:alien parasite,  lens flare,  person on fire,  ancient astronaut,  lovecraftian,  geologist,  open ended,  parasite,  mercy killing,  tentacle,  burned to death,  flamethrower,  mutation,  infection,  pool table,  hypodermic needle,  burned alive,  injection,  pilot,  outer space,  severed head,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  blood,  violence,  murder,  dog

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Attack The Block (2011) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Attack The Block (2011)

Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and and a gang of tough inner-city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into a war-zone.

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Characters:biologist,  alien
Story:lens flare,  person on fire,  animal killing,  flare,  burned to death,  creature feature,  killing an animal,  burned alive,  severed arm,  exploding body,  anti hero,  severed head,  death of friend,  axe,  survival,  revolver,  marijuana,  held at gunpoint,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  dog,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood

Wrong Turn (2003)
Horror

Wrong Turn (2003)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Story:axe murder,  person on fire,  shot in the eye,  molotov cocktail,  characters killed one by one,  disfigurement,  severed arm,  danger,  shot in the leg,  severed head,  map,  death of friend,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  marijuana,  rifle,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

Predators (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. This is why Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  monster,  fear,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:alien,  doctor
Story:alien creature,  hand through chest,  dragging a body,  open ended,  scalpel,  flare,  characters killed one by one,  spacecraft,  killing an animal,  trust,  severed arm,  exploding body,  danger,  anti hero,  outer space,  severed head,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

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Scanners (1981)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Scanners (1981)

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:doctor
Period:1980s
Story:person on fire,  kicking in a door,  body horror,  burned to death,  reverse footage,  electronic music score,  hypodermic needle,  burned alive,  destruction,  sabotage,  cult director,  exploding body,  injection,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  scientist,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  computer,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  murder,  death,  blood

Day Of The Dead (1985) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Horror, Thriller

Day Of The Dead (1985)

Zombies rule the world, except for a small group of scientists and military personnel who reside in an underground bunker in Florida. The scientists are using the undead in gruesome experiments; much to the chagrin of the military. Finally the military finds that their men have been used in the scientists' experiments, and banish the scientists to the caves that house the Living Dead. Unfortunately, the zombies from above ground have made their way into the bunker. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  paranoia,  fear,  suicide
Mood:gore
Locations:earth
Period:1980s
Story:split head,  morphine,  distrust,  mercy killing,  african american,  intestines,  autopsy,  creature feature,  reverse footage,  rampage,  beard,  tape recorder,  electronic music score,  hypodermic needle,  sabotage,  cult director,  severed arm,  isolation,  injection,  pilot,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  transformation,  radio,  severed head,  death of friend,  survival,  scientist,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence

The 5th Wave (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:earth
Characters:alien
Story:alien parasite,  campsite,  distrust,  open ended,  quarantine,  flare,  spacecraft,  hypodermic needle,  destruction,  grenade,  sabotage,  trust,  suspicion,  injection,  shot in the leg,  anti hero,  map,  disguise,  axe,  survival,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder

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Dracula 2000 (2000)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  fear,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:doctor
Story:person on fire,  open ended,  burned to death,  reverse footage,  rampage,  hypodermic needle,  gothic,  burned alive,  severed arm,  injection,  pilot,  transformation,  severed head,  map,  death of friend,  throat slitting,  disguise,  flashlight,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

World War Z (2013)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

World War Z (2013)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. This is why World War Z (2013) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982). (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  panic,  suicide
Characters:doctor
Story:lens flare,  infection,  exploding helicopter,  person on fire,  open ended,  flare,  flamethrower,  mutation,  severed hand,  electronic music score,  burned alive,  grenade,  severed arm,  exploding body,  injection,  pilot,  shot in the forehead,  radio,  tied to a chair,  death of friend,  axe,  survival,  scientist,  revolver,  rifle,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  violence,  dog,  blood,  murder,  death

30 Days Of Night (2007) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Horror, Thriller

30 Days Of Night (2007)

This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the small town's husband-and-wife Sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:snow
Period:winter
Story:axe murder,  person on fire,  sled dog,  husky dog,  generator,  remote,  mercy killing,  dead dog,  tractor,  dynamite,  severed hand,  hypodermic needle,  killing an animal,  destruction,  severed arm,  isolation,  injection,  severed head,  throat slitting,  axe,  flashlight,  marijuana,  rifle,  computer,  shotgun,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  cult film,  knife,  explosion,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

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Whiteout (2009)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Whiteout (2009)

U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko is three days from the end of her tour at an international research station in Antarctica after which she'll resign. An incident from her past haunts her. The continent's first winter storm is coming when a body, wearing no gear, is discovered in the tundra. She investigates, soon finds more bodies, and must find a motive and a murderer before the storm and her departure. A U.N. agent, Robert Pryce, appears, seemingly out of nowhere, to help. An aging physician about to retire, a nervous mission chief, a downed Soviet plane, and the weather's deadly elements add to the story. Can Carrie trust Pryce and does she still have what it takes? (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:snow
Characters:doctor
Period:winter
Story:antarctica,  physician,  axe murder,  polar research station,  research station,  stitch,  trail of blood,  hand through chest,  geologist,  frozen body,  blizzard,  weather,  autopsy,  ice,  trust,  isolation,  pilot,  shot in the forehead,  radio,  map,  throat slitting,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  marijuana,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  title spoken by character,  blood,  murder

The Watch (2012)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

The Watch (2012)

In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  fear
Mood:gore
Locations:earth
Characters:alien
Story:lens flare,  shape shifting alien,  shape shifting,  hand through chest,  animal killing,  tractor,  pool table,  killing an animal,  suspicion,  exploding body,  outer space,  false accusation,  severed head,  death of friend,  disguise,  flashlight,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  death,  violence,  dog,  murder

Dawn Of The Dead (1978)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller

Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

Following the events of _Night of the Living Dead (1968)_ (qv), we follow the exploits of four survivors of the expanding zombie apocalypse as they take refuge in an abandoned shopping mall following a horrific SWAT evacuation of an apartment complex. Taking stock of their surroundings, they arm themselves, lock down the mall, and destroy the zombies inside so they can eke out a living--at least for a while. Tensions begin to build as months go on, and they come to realize that they've fallen prey to consumerism. Soon afterward, they have even heavier problems to worry about, as a large gang of bikers discovers the mall and invades it, ruining the survivors' best-laid plans and forcing them to fight off both lethal bandits and flesh-eating zombies. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  panic,  paranoia,  monster,  fear,  suicide
Mood:gore
Characters:doctor
Story:person on fire,  helicopter,  kicking in a door,  mercy killing,  shot in the eye,  african american,  flare,  burned to death,  tractor,  intestines,  mutation,  disfigurement,  infection,  creature feature,  severed hand,  beard,  cowboy hat,  electronic music score,  burned alive,  grenade,  cult director,  severed arm,  danger,  pilot,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  controversy,  radio,  severed head,  death of friend,  axe,  survival,  scientist,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  death,  dog,  murder,  violence

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Underworld Awakening (2012) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael in the harbor, they are hit by a grenade and Selene passes out. Twelve years later, Selene awakes from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory and meets the Vampire David. She learns that she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth. But Selene is still connected to Michael and has visions that she believes that belongs to Michael's sight. However she has a surprise and finds that she has a powerful daughter named Eve that has been raised in the laboratory. Now Selene and David have to protect Eve against the Lycans that intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver. This is why Underworld Awakening (2012) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982). (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:gore
Locations:earth
Characters:doctor
Story:open ended,  shot in the eye,  scalpel,  flamethrower,  mutation,  hypodermic needle,  killing an animal,  gothic,  grenade,  severed arm,  exploding body,  injection,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  transformation,  anti hero,  severed head,  throat slitting,  axe,  flashlight,  scientist,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  two word title,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

Enemy Mine (1985)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Enemy Mine (1985)

A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  monster,  fear,  drinking
Locations:earth,  snow
Characters:alien
Story:alien creature,  animal killing,  tentacle,  blizzard,  metamorphosis,  flare,  burned to death,  spacecraft,  beard,  electronic music score,  isolation,  danger,  pilot,  anti hero,  outer space,  false accusation,  death of friend,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  two word title,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)
Action, Horror, Romance

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)

The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.

Themes:apocalypse,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:gore
Story:arm cut off,  open ended,  physician,  mutation,  disfigurement,  infection,  severed hand,  burned alive,  grenade,  severed arm,  exploding body,  long take,  danger,  transformation,  anti hero,  severed head,  throat slitting,  axe,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  punched in the face,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  death,  murder,  blood,  dog,  violence

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Night Of The Living Dead (1968)
Horror

Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

Barbra and Johnny visit their father's grave in a remote cemetery when they are suddenly set upon by zombies. Barbra manages to get away and takes refuge in what seems to be an abandoned farm house. She is soon joined by Ben who stopped at the house in need of gas. Beset by the walking dead all around them Ben does his best to secure the doors and windows. The news reports are grim however with creatures returning to life everywhere. Barbra and Ben are surprised when they realize there are 5 people hiding out in the basement: Harry, Helen and Judy Cooper; and a young couple, Tom and Judy. Dissensions sets in almost immediately with Harry Cooper wanting to be in charge. As their situation deteriorates, their chances of surviving the night lessen minute by minute. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  panic,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:doctor
Story:person on fire,  kerosene,  remote,  african american,  molotov cocktail,  burned to death,  intestines,  mutation,  infection,  creature feature,  severed hand,  electronic music score,  gothic,  burned alive,  cult director,  severed arm,  exploding body,  isolation,  danger,  shot in the forehead,  transformation,  controversy,  radio,  axe,  survival,  scientist,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  dog,  murder,  violence,  death

Jason X (2001) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Jason X (2001)

Set way in the future, Earth is no longer inhabitable, so humans have colonized in outer space. One colony receives two cryogenically frozen bodies, and when they defrost them, one of the bodies turns out to be.....who else? Jason Voorhees. No longer in the forest or Camp Crystal Lake, Jason stalks the colonists in a whole new environment. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  monster,  fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:earth
Characters:doctor
Story:research station,  arm cut off,  morphine,  characters killed one by one,  ambiguous ending,  disfigurement,  autopsy,  rampage,  spacecraft,  cowboy hat,  electronic music score,  hypodermic needle,  sabotage,  severed arm,  exploding body,  injection,  danger,  pilot,  shot in the leg,  transformation,  outer space,  severed head,  throat slitting,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  computer,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

Doomsday (2008)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Doomsday (2008)

A lethal virus spreads throughout Scotland, infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in London. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into Scotland to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare. This is why Doomsday (2008) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982). (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  paranoia,  fear,  suicide
Mood:gore
Story:quarantine,  axe murder,  person on fire,  breaking through a door,  animal killing,  shot in the eye,  molotov cocktail,  disfigurement,  infection,  severed hand,  electronic music score,  killing an animal,  burned alive,  grenade,  exploding body,  shot in the leg,  severed head,  throat slitting,  axe,  survival,  scientist,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

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The Host (2013)
Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Host (2013)

A race of non-corporeal, parasitic aliens who go from planet to planet looking for hosts have come to Earth and basically taken over the human race. It's believed that, once inside a body, all memories of the host human are gone. Some few free humans remain hidden from them, forming a resistance group. When an alien Seeker captures a girl named Melanie and puts a Wanderer in her body, she hopes to find out where the remaining humans are gathered, but Melanie, a strong fighter able to converse with the alien in her commandeered body, convinces the Wanderer to say nothing. Disappointed by the lack of progress (though suspecting an empathy for the human), the Seeker informs the Wanderer that she'll be removed and placed in a new host while she herself will enter Melanie. With human lives at risk, Melanie convinces Wanderer to run away and hide out with the humans, but finding them doesn't mean they'll allow an alien presence among them. Jared (Melanie's boyfriend) wants her dead, but Jeb (Melanie's uncle) wants to wait, and Ian, tasked with guarding her, finds himself siding with Jeb. As Ian begins to fall for Melanie, a strange love triangle develops, with Ian wanting Wanderer (inhabiting Melanie's body), Jared wanting Melanie (imprisoned inside her own body), and no one knowing any way to separate the two without killing both. (Read More)

Themes:paranoia,  fear,  suicide
Locations:earth,  tunnel
Characters:alien,  doctor
Story:alien parasite,  alien creature,  kicking in a door,  distrust,  open ended,  parasite,  physician,  infection,  cowboy hat,  hypodermic needle,  injection,  danger,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  computer,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  helicopter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  two word title,  death,  murder

War Of The Worlds (2005)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  panic,  monster,  fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:tunnel
Characters:american,  alien
Story:alien creature,  power failure,  tentacle,  destruction,  grenade,  exploding body,  long take,  danger,  outer space,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  rifle,  watching tv,  shotgun,  remake,  helicopter,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  photograph,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (2015) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Action, Comedy, Horror

Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

A reckless janitor accidentally releases a zombie from a laboratory of research. Meanwhile, the teenagers scouts Ben Goudy and Carter Grant decide to camp for the last time since they are too old to be scouts. The problem is that they do not want to harm the feelings of their friend Augie Foster and the Scout Leader Rogers. They have a flat tire after hitting a deer on the road and Carter's sister Kendall Grant, her boyfriend and her friend Chloe stop their Jeep to see whether they need a ride. They invite Ben and Carter to go to a party in the night. The two scouts leave the camping during the night to go to the party. When they drive through the town, they do not see a living soul and they decide to visit a night-club since the bouncer is not at the door. They discover that people have turned into zombies and they team-up with Ben's recent acquaintance Denise Russo, who is bartender in the nightclub, and Augie that was left alone at the camp and came to the town. Soon they discover that the non-infected inhabitants have been evacuated and the town will be bombed by the government. They decide to rescue Kendall but they find that the address her boyfriend gave to them is wrong. What can they do to save Kendall? (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  fear
Mood:gore
Story:axe murder,  fire extinguisher,  person on fire,  campsite,  hand through chest,  scientific research,  animal killing,  lighter,  mutation,  disfigurement,  infection,  reverse footage,  killing an animal,  burned alive,  severed arm,  exploding body,  danger,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  radio,  severed head,  map,  tied to a chair,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  panic,  paranoia,  monster,  fear
Mood:gore
Locations:tunnel
Characters:doctor
Story:person on fire,  animal killing,  distrust,  open ended,  flare,  burned to death,  infection,  severed hand,  electronic music score,  hypodermic needle,  burned alive,  destruction,  sabotage,  severed arm,  exploding body,  danger,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  severed head,  throat slitting,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death,  dog

Deep Rising (1998)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi

Deep Rising (1998)

When a band of ruthless hijackers invade the world's most luxurious cruise ship, they're shocked to discover the passengers have mysteriously vanished! But that doesn't mean they are alone! Something terrifying is lurking just out of sight: a deadly force from the unexplored depths of the ocean that begins to snatch the horrified intruders one by one! This is why Deep Rising (1998) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  monster
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:alien
Story:axe murder,  breaking through a door,  shot in the eye,  tentacle,  creature feature,  grenade,  sabotage,  exploding body,  shot in the leg,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  death,  blood

House Of 1000 Corpses (2003)
Horror

House Of 1000 Corpses (2003)

In "House of 1000 Corpses", two young couples take a misguided tour onto the back roads of America in search of a local legend known as Dr. Satan. Lost and stranded, they are set upon by a bizarre family of psychotics. Murder, cannibalism and satanic rituals are just a few of the 1000+ horrors that await. (Read More)

Themes:monster,  fear
Mood:gore
Locations:shed,  tunnel
Story:person on fire,  breaking through a door,  intestines,  lantern,  creature feature,  severed hand,  tape recorder,  cult director,  tied up,  long take,  shot in the forehead,  severed head,  map,  tied to a chair,  axe,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  watching tv,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  photograph,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

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X-men: Apocalypse (2016) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X-men: Apocalypse (2016)

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. (Read More)

Themes:apocalypse,  panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:earth,  snow
Period:1980s
Story:destruction,  shape shifting,  shape shifter,  famous score,  claw,  burned to death,  mutation,  reverse footage,  rampage,  burned alive,  sabotage,  danger,  transformation,  outer space,  severed head,  map,  throat slitting,  disguise,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  helicopter,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  dog,  murder,  violence,  blood

Vampires (1998)
Action, Horror, Thriller

Vampires (1998)

The church has long known that vampires exist. However, it is discovered that a group of vampires are searching for a powerful doom for mankind. The Vatican then secretly enlists a team of vampire-hunters, led by Jack Crow, to hunt down and destroy the vampires before they find the crucifix.

Themes:panic,  fear
Mood:gore
Story:lens flare,  person on fire,  hand through chest,  burned to death,  severed hand,  burned alive,  cult director,  tied up,  exploding body,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  transformation,  anti hero,  severed head,  map,  throat slitting,  axe,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  fear,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Locations:tunnel,  snow
Story:exploding helicopter,  animal killing,  mercy killing,  blizzard,  alarm,  infection,  beard,  destruction,  grenade,  sabotage,  exploding body,  danger,  map,  death of friend,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood

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Near Dark (1987)
Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller

Near Dark (1987)

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar. This is why Near Dark (1987) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982). (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:shed
Period:1980s
Story:person on fire,  molotov cocktail,  burned to death,  ambiguous ending,  disfigurement,  pool table,  reverse footage,  cowboy hat,  electronic music score,  gothic,  burned alive,  exploding body,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  transformation,  throat slitting,  flashlight,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  death,  dog,  murder,  blood,  violence

Green Lantern (2011) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Green Lantern (2011)

In a mysterious universe, the Green Lantern Corps, an elite defense force of peace and justice have existed for centuries. Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan acquires superhuman powers when he is chosen by the Ring, the willpower-fed source of power. Reluctantly at first, he takes on the challenge after the death of Abin Sur, the finest Green Lantern. Putting his self-doubts aside, and spurred on by his sense of duty and love for his beautiful, intellectually equal, colleague, Carol Ferris, he is soon called to defend mankind from Parallax, a powerful, evil being who feeds on fear. Hal Jordan is the universe's last chance, as many Green Lanterns have been killed and the Corps is weakened. And he might just be the right Green Lantern for the duty of keeping the world safe from harm. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  monster
Locations:earth
Characters:biologist,  alien
Story:alien parasite,  lantern,  pilot,  parasite,  burned to death,  flamethrower,  mutation,  autopsy,  pool table,  spacecraft,  hypodermic needle,  burned alive,  destruction,  injection,  transformation,  anti hero,  outer space,  disguise,  flashlight,  scientist,  helicopter,  corpse,  fire,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  two word title,  death

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Mood:suspense
Story:african american,  title at the end,  electronic music score,  grenade,  suspicion,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  death of friend,  throat slitting,  flashlight,  revolver,  marijuana,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Hardcore Henry (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Themes:panic
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:doctor
Story:person on fire,  hand through chest,  molotov cocktail,  burned to death,  flamethrower,  disfigurement,  rampage,  electronic music score,  burned alive,  destruction,  severed arm,  exploding body,  long take,  danger,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  anti hero,  severed head,  tied to a chair,  throat slitting,  disguise,  axe,  survival,  scientist,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  dog,  blood,  murder,  death,  violence

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Characters:doctor
Story:lens flare,  claw,  rampage,  severed hand,  cowboy hat,  hypodermic needle,  severed arm,  tied up,  exploding body,  injection,  long take,  danger,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  anti hero,  severed head,  throat slitting,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  death,  blood,  dog,  violence,  murder

Ghost Ship (2002) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Horror

Ghost Ship (2002)

After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre ocurrences happen and the group becomes trapped inside the ship, which they soon learn is inhabited by a demonic creature. This is why Ghost Ship (2002) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982). (Read More)

Mood:suspense,  gore
Story:person on fire,  shape shifter,  shot in the eye,  severed hand,  burned alive,  severed arm,  exploding body,  shot in the forehead,  radio,  severed head,  map,  death of friend,  throat slitting,  flashlight,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

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Hollow Man (2000)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hollow Man (2000)

Having discovered they could turn animals invisible, a group of scientists test the subject on a human. Head of research, Dr. Sebastian Caine decides to use himself as the subject. After the experiment can't be reversed, it takes a toll on Caine's personality, causing him to hunt down and kill his colleagues (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  fear,  drinking
Mood:suspense
Story:fire extinguisher,  person on fire,  scientific research,  quarantine,  burned to death,  characters killed one by one,  flamethrower,  rampage,  killing an animal,  burned alive,  cult director,  injection,  danger,  transformation,  anti hero,  survival,  scientist,  sunglasses,  computer,  punched in the face,  corpse,  fire,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  death,  dog,  violence,  blood,  murder

Suicide Squad (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? (Read More)

Themes:panic,  monster,  fear,  suicide
Locations:snow
Story:exploding helicopter,  person on fire,  shape shifting,  hand through chest,  distrust,  tentacle,  african american,  flare,  burned to death,  mutation,  dynamite,  rampage,  severed hand,  beard,  hypodermic needle,  burned alive,  destruction,  sabotage,  exploding body,  injection,  danger,  shot in the forehead,  transformation,  anti hero,  severed head,  map,  tied to a chair,  throat slitting,  survival,  scientist,  revolver,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  two word title,  death,  violence,  murder

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  monster,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:snow
Characters:alien
Story:lens flare,  exploding helicopter,  dragging a body,  open ended,  burned to death,  ambiguous ending,  flamethrower,  reverse footage,  rampage,  burned alive,  destruction,  severed arm,  exploding body,  long take,  danger,  transformation,  anti hero,  outer space,  false accusation,  tied to a chair,  death of friend,  disguise,  scientist,  sunglasses,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  photograph,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

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Dreamcatcher (2003) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Dreamcatcher (2003)

Four childhood friends, Jonesy, Beaver, Pete and Henry all share a special secret. Each year, they take a trip into Maine woods. This year is different. A blizzard occurs, and they recover a man found wandering around. Unbeknownst to them,this wandering individual isn't the only being to be found. Now they must act fast to stop the outbreak developing and to prevent the world from its doom (Read More)

Themes:monster,  drinking,  suicide
Mood:gore
Locations:shed,  snow
Characters:alien
Story:blizzard,  alien parasite,  shape shifting alien,  alien creature,  exploding helicopter,  trail of blood,  shapeshifting,  body horror,  parasite,  quarantine,  infection,  spacecraft,  exploding body,  transformation,  death of friend,  survival,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  computer,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  murder,  violence,  dog,  blood,  death

The Hateful Eight (2015)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western

The Hateful Eight (2015)

Some time after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive captive Daisy Domergue race towards the town of Red Rock, where Ruth will bring Daisy to justice. Along the road, they encounter Major Marquis Warren (an infamous bounty hunter) and Chris Mannix (a man who claims to be Red Rock's new sheriff). Lost in a blizzard, the bunch seeks refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery. When they arrive they are greeted by unfamiliar faces: Bob, who claims to be taking care of the place while Minnie is gone; Oswaldo Mobray, the hangman of Red Rock; Joe Gage, a cow puncher; and confederate general Sanford Smithers. As the storm overtakes the mountainside, the eight travelers come to learn that they might not make it to Red Rock after all... This is why The Hateful Eight (2015) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982). (Read More)

Themes:paranoia
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:snow
Period:winter
Story:blizzard,  trail of blood,  frozen body,  kicking in a door,  african american,  ambiguous ending,  beard,  cowboy hat,  electronic music score,  severed arm,  suspicion,  long take,  danger,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  anti hero,  false accusation,  survival,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

Green Room (2015)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

Green Room (2015)

A band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated.

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:suspense,  gore
Story:fire extinguisher,  animal killing,  shot in the eye,  tape recording,  characters killed one by one,  tape recorder,  hypodermic needle,  isolation,  injection,  danger,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  death of friend,  throat slitting,  flashlight,  survival,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  shotgun,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  murder,  dog,  violence,  blood,  death

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The Last Days On Mars (2013)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Last Days On Mars (2013)

On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he's made an historic discovery; fossilised evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claim the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up, and goes out on an unauthorised expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster, when the porous ground collapses, and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes, they begin to realise; the life-form they've discovered is highly dangerous to all human life. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  fear,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  gore
Locations:earth,  tunnel
Characters:doctor
Story:lens flare,  blood sample,  excavation,  mercy killing,  alarm,  characters killed one by one,  ambiguous ending,  mutation,  infection,  spacecraft,  hypodermic needle,  injection,  based on short story,  danger,  outer space,  axe,  flashlight,  survival,  scientist,  computer,  corpse,  beating,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  death,  blood

The Colony (2013) is one of the best movies like The Thing (1982)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Colony (2013)

Groups of people - colonies - are forced underground due to another ice age. Colony 7 goes to check on Colony 5, which they lost contact with. When they get there they find that the colony has fallen and there is a whole new enemy that they have to face on their way back.

Themes:suicide
Locations:tunnel,  snow
Period:winter
Story:breaking through a door,  quarantine,  flare,  weather,  infection,  dynamite,  ice,  flashlight,  survival,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  helicopter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  explosion,  two word title,  blood,  murder,  death

Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  paranoia,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:earth,  tunnel
Story:power generator,  open ended,  disfigurement,  reverse footage,  electronic music score,  sabotage,  trust,  suspicion,  injection,  danger,  pilot,  shot in the forehead,  anti hero,  throat slitting,  survival,  scientist,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

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