June 29, 2013 Cryptic Rock presents this week in horror movie history- 1982
This week in horror movie history back in 1982 John Carpenter’s The Thing was released in theaters all over the USA. Starting Kurt Russell the film was overall a success in theaters, costing $15,000,000 to produce, and debuted at #8 at the box office. The opening weekend it made a gross of $3.1 million. The film went on to make $19,629,760 domestically. The Thing remained in the top 10 at the box office for three weeks. Cited for it’s groundbreaking special effects at the time the film remains a horror fan favorite and a modern classic. In 2011 a prequel was released with the same title.