Ennio morricone the thing

On June 25, 1982, The Thing opened in 840 theaters, and it was the #8 movie of the week at the box office. It remained in the top 10 for three weeks. [7] The lower-than-expected performance has been attributed to many factors, the main ones being the runaway success of Steven Spielberg 's . the Extra-Terrestrial , which was also released by Universal Studios two weeks earlier and featured a more optimistic view of alien visitation, [8] [9] and that another major adult-oriented science fiction film, Ridley Scott 's Blade Runner , was released by Warner Bros. the same day. [10] However, The Thing went on to gain a cult following . [11] The film was eventually reappraised by critics, and is now considered to be one of the greatest horror films ever made . [12] [13] The film subsequently spawned a novelization in 1982; a comic book miniseries adaptation, entitled The Thing from Another World , published by Dark Horse Comics in 1991; a video game sequel, also titled The Thing , in 2002; a prequel film with the same title in 2011; and a board game called The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 in 2017.

After years of operating on shoestring horror movie budgets, The Thing gave Carpenter approximately $15 million for its gory effects and blustery locations. It also meant that—for the first time in a feature—Carpenter didn’t need to whip up his own score at the last minute. Unable to handle composing duties in addition to everything else The Thing required, Carpenter outsourced the music to the Maestro, Ennio Morricone .

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