Fans of Jon Carpenter’s incredible film, The Thing are currently freaking out right now after it was revealed that COVID-19 has now reached an Antarctic research base. They are, of course, getting worried because it does sound a little bit like the plot of the sci-fi horror movie.
I think I’ve said it on here a number of times by now, but I’ll say it again. The Thing (John Carpenter’s version) is one of my favourite movies of all time. I rewatch it every year, and I’m planning a little watch of The Thing this Christmastime.
Anyway, fans of the movie are starting to get a bit worried after it was revealed that COVID-19 had reached a remote research base in Antartica. This is something that sounds like it was ripped straight from the pages of a sci-fi horror novel, or a movie, like The Thing. So, people have now taken to Twitter to comment on the similarities between what’s been happening and what happens in movies like The Thing.
The Thing fans are getting very, very scared thanks to COVID-19 reaching a research base in Antartica
MacReady is awaiting and ready. If you wanted the Thing, this is how it starts!
"COVID-19 has reached a research base in Antarctica" https://t.co/m5BGagrXXj
— ASH (@Ashy_slashee) December 22, 2020
What if they are just saying COVID-19 has reached Antarctica to keep us away from the Alien base there? We are developing a Space Force. WAKE UP PEOPLE! Also side note didn't think I'd see The Thing turned into an actual event.
— Matthew Elmore (@MatthewCElmore) December 22, 2020
Covid 19 reaching a research base in Antarctica is when it will mutate & people will start becoming killer aliens just like in John Carptener’s “The Thing” pic.twitter.com/jylzf9SIMY
— Jordan Lilley (@jlil10146) December 22, 2020
The Thing has died of COVID-19 https://t.co/hyYjqj1pvq
— Cruel Angel’s Thesenuts (@aanand) December 22, 2020
Joke's on them it is actually The Thing which has just taken the form of the virus.
"COVID-19 has reached a research base in Antarctica" https://t.co/W7xx8NaL9S
— Eric in the 21&⅕th Century (@EJT___) December 22, 2020
Somebody give Kurt Russell a bell.
COVID-19 has reached a research base in Antarctica https://t.co/fwPdRDE2WR
— Alexander Capstick (@ajlc1985) December 22, 2020
It was revealed by The Antarctic Report that 36 people on the O’Higgins base have now tested positive for COVID-19. Here’s what they wrote via a Tweet:
Sadly #Antarctica is no longer free of COVID-19! The Chilean army today reported 36 personnel at O’Higgins Base have tested positive (26 military and 10 civilians); the station has been undergoing the annual exchange of personnel over the last few weeks.
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