I realize there's a current thread about the 80s Thing movie but I wanted to expand on the series of movies about this particular ET. I dig the original. No gore to speak of and rapid fire dialogue makes it stand on it's own merits and it comes up aces. The creature may be a tad too Frankenstein-ish in appearance but that doesn't matter. This film is tight and holds your interest throughout. Saw the John Carpenter take on release. Plenty entertaining, enough so to warrant going again the next night for another viewing. Now onto the 'prequel'. I liked it well enough but there's something I don't understand. The female character apparently kills ' the thing' and she is the last man standing , so to speak. But what happened to her? Did she die? If not , did she make it out of there? If so, why did she not tell the world what happened?