Outpost #31 was founded by Todd Cameron in October 2001. We have been the #1 fan site and resource for the film since our launch, and even offered fans the opportunity to view the film on 35mm at our annual THING-FEST event which ran from 2001 to 2008. Steve Crawford contributed greatly to many areas including the Maps, Timeline, and FAQ’s.


In the summer of 2003 Todd and Steve ventured up to the remote filming location in Stewart, British Columbia, Canada and found remains of the Outpost #31 camp set and the wreckage of the Norwegian helicopter. Sadly Steve passed away in November 2008 and he is missed by many.


Tony Chefles ran the website from 2010 through 2016, setting up excellent interviews, fully covering the prequel, as well as ongoing updates.


In June 2017 Todd completely re-built the Outpost #31 site for the 35th Anniversary. He runs the social media accounts and is working on SNOWBLIND, an upcoming adventure/crime/thriller novel that reveals R.J. MacReady's backstory. The book publishes December 8, 2020. More Info: SNOWBLIND

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