The reason why my pregnant mom threw her popcorn box in the air when she saw the orginal "The Thing from Outer Space" in the early fifties was because the creature only appeared at most, three times, and was never really shown in a close-up. I learned years later James Arness, who was 6'7", played the 'thing.' He did a good job! I saw the movie during a Halloween movie marathon years later. Even on t.v., it was still scary! A cult classic IMHO!
Posted on Jun 13, 2011, 9:40 AM from IP address 126.96.36.199