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June 25, 2024 - 42nd Anniversary!

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

Unbelievably, October 2024 will also mark our 23rd Anniversary online as the #1 site and resource for the film with a fandom community that grows daily. Thank you to all fans who have joined us along the way. Watch for us on the Arrow Video Blu-ray release: “Outpost #31 – History & Impact of the Fans” and a new feature 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


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.

FREE EBOOK OFFER! >>> Receive a complimentary ebook copy of Snowblind in return for leaving an honest review on Amazon. To receive your ebook send a message 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.

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