With The Thing reaching it’s 30th anniversary, I thought it would be nice to take a look back and reflect on some of the most talented people who passed away since the movie opened. It’s always sad when somebody great dies and it’s even sadder when that person is connected to something that you truly cherish. If it weren’t for these people, The Thing would have never made it past the ‘idea’ stage and if it did, it wouldn’t have been what it is today. Here are some of the great people who worked on The Thing that passed away since then. They truly will be missed.
John W. Campbell Jr.
(1910 – 1976)
Writer, Who Goes There?
(1943 – 1997)
Actor, ‘Norris,’ The Thing
(1977 – 1995)
Actor, ‘The Dog Thing,’ The Thing
(1946 – 2008)
SFX on Kennel Scenes, The Thing
(1915 – 1999)
Special Visual Effects, The Thing
Mentor C. Huebner
(1917 – 2001)
Conceptual storyboard artist, The Thing
(1912 – 1995)
Executive Producer, The Thing
(1910 – 2005)
Art Director, The Thing
Warren Hamilton Jr.
(1933 – 2009)
Sound Effects Editor, The Thing
All of these men had since worked on other great movies and TV shows following The Thing and led really great lives. They will be missed but they will not be forgotten.
Credit for this article must be given to Outpost 31 since they came up with the concept originally. I just added my own touch to it.