The defining characteristic of “The Thing” was that the Thing WASN’T defined - it could take on the form of any living thing - quite a demanding creature for a makeup and effects team! Especially with that difibrulator chest chomp scene. SUBSCRIBE: http://goo.gl/9AGRm We’ll take a look at how the Thing was brought to the screen, from the adaptation of the short story by John W. Campbell, to the makeup effects team with an impressive pedigree. We’ll take a moment to appreciate the art created with foam, latex, and re-purposed creamed corn and strawberry jam (with an assist by some really talented puppeteers and cameramen). What did you think? Did you learn anything new about practical effects of the early 80s? How to use common kitchen ingredients to create realistic alien secretions and viscera? What’s your favorite 80s horror movie? What’s your favorite John Carpenter film? What other iconic film moments would you like to see us explore on future episodes of Art of the Scene? Want to know what's going on with Cinefix in the future? Follow us Twitter for updates: http://www.twitter.com/CineFixNetwork Oh and we're on The Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CineFixNetwork Love breaking down and learning about the history, influences that led to your favorite scenes of all time? Want to know what that scene inspired? Art of the Scene will be coming to you once a month here on Cinefix, and we will dissect some of the most iconic scenes in film history. We'll break it down so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy! Make sure to Subscribe for more awesome movie content!