Horror Movie Showdown #2 The Thing VS Alien

Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by Ash28M, May 9, 2006.

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Battle of the Sci-Fi classics!

  1. Alien (1979)

    37.8%
  2. The Thing (1982)

    62.2%
  1. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

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    OK time for match up number 2. This time we are going with Arguably the best two sci-fi Horror's ever made. John Carpenter's The Thing VS Ridley Scott's Alien.

    Pick your Winner!
     
  2. bigdaddyhorse

    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    Tough as hell question.
    As much as I love Alien, I still consider The Thing the best horror movie ever and it will always be my favorite, so it gets my vote.
     
  3. Rocker416

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    The Thing gets my vote
     
  4. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    Wow, these polls are HARD! Had to go with The Thing as well. Alien is top notch sci-fi horror, but The Thing is the total package. Solid acting, a great John Carpenter score, and Rob Bottin's still unbeaten conventional FX.
     
  5. Jamm

    Jamm J'aime les cadavres

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    I love Alien, but I thought The Thing worked much better as a horror flick.
     
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    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    The Thing is great too, but I'll have to go with Alien.
     
  7. tobaccoman

    tobaccoman White, Proud, and Stupid

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    It was tough, but I'll have to go with The Thing as well. It's rare that a movie with only male characters can grip me so well. The isolation is felt much stronger here than in Alien, which only puts me in a more vulnerable frame of mind making the frights that much more horrific.
     
  8. onebyone

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    Alien, because it has Ripley and The Thing does not.
     
  9. Stige

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    i have no idea what to vote,so I didn't. Usually polls are a little easier than this
     
  10. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    I'll say Alien just because I liked it better. It's hard to compare the two, even though the stories are similar. THE THING works on a different level with the whole "the monster could be anyone" element. But the "chest burster" scene is one of the all-time classic scenes of horror, so ALIEN gets my vote.
     
  11. fceurich39

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    yep same here
     
  12. speanroc

    speanroc I WANNA BAN

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    the thing, gotta love those ground breakin rob bottin effects
     
  13. Hellbilly

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    Love both so I had to flip a coin.

    Alien gets my vote.
     
  14. maybrick

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    THE THING. Great, great movie made even better for it not having any pointless sequels featuring a recurring character that just plain won't die.
     
  15. _pi_

    _pi_ Peace, bitch

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    Yeah, basically it all boils down to Ripley for me too. Sorry John Carpenter. I love you too.
     
  16. thrashard76

    thrashard76 Guest

    The Thing
     
  17. atann

    atann Guest

    Love the Thing. Had to double dip when re-released on DVD.
     
  18. life_o_petey

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    The Thing is simply one of the greatest movies ever made.
     
  19. shithead

    shithead Death By Ejaculation

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    the thing
     
  20. YottNik

    YottNik Pay the price!

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    Alien is a great flick, but the atmosphere and tension in The Thing is some of the greatest shiite of all time. Carpenter captures the isolation perfectly, IMO.
     

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