top of page

June 25, 2024 - 42nd Anniversary!

John Carpenter's THE THING opened in theaters on Friday, June 25, 1982. In the decades since, the fan following, love, and passion for this film has been undying. 

We first launched this site in October of 2001 . . . unbelievably, this year will mark our 23rd Anniversary online as the internet's premiere resource for the film with a fandom community that grows daily. Thank you to all fans who have joined us along the way, and the die-hards who have been with us since the beginning.


Watch for us in the upcoming The Thing Expanded documentary, on the Arrow Video Blu-ray extra Outpost #31 – History & Impact of the Fans, and a new feature audio commentary by our founder Todd Cameron on the Turbine Media Blu-ray. For all the latest news and announcements please follow our FB Page, Instagram, and Twitter: @outpost31dotcom


A new and innovative documentary coming from the creators of In Search of Darkness and Aliens Expanded. The Thing Expanded will be a deep dive into the film. Follow them on FB, X, and IG: @thingexpanded Projected Blu-ray release: 4th quarter 2025. 


Interwoven throughout the movie, Fragments of the Outpost is a 12-part anthology that raises the curtains on the ill-fated winter of 1982 at Outpost 31, looking behind the scenes, each short story filling in the blanks—threading the needle and tying together the scenarios, characters, and surprising six-day timeline, providing a chilling, thought-provoking, and engaging companion to the film.


From Todd Cameron, author of Snowblind, this anthology is available as a free PDF/Word download. More info HERE!


NECA Toys adds R.J. MacReady to their line-up—available now at Target! 


Snowblind is an original standalone novel, a noir crime/thriller backstory to the film that follows the exploits of a troubled Vietnam vet during the early '80s. Print and ebook available now! More info HERE.


A devout fan for decades, founder and author Todd Cameron with his original poster in 1985 at 11 years of age, and 35 years later in 2020. (Yes, it's the same poster!) 

Info on the Artbook HERE.

Info on the MONDO board game HERE

Printed in Blood brings us their incredible THE THING: ARTBOOK! Mondo has created a new board game that looks stunning; THE THING: INFECTION AT OUTPOST 31!

Man is the Warmest Place to Hide.

bottom of page