With THE THING having past its 35th anniversary, it is unavoidable that we lose some of the incredibly talented people who worked on the film. Here are a few to be remembered. Respects to anyone we may have missed who are no longer with us.
STEVE CRAWFORD (1970 - 2008)
One of our own... On Nov. 4th, 2008 Steve Crawford a long-time contributing member of this site passed away unexpectedly in his sleep at the age of 38. His contributions to this site have been incredible, a true fan of the film to the end.
Steve was the person who found the the remote filming site Outpost #31. Steve managed to guide us effortlessly right to the exact location - after studying his notebook full of production photos as reference, he just pointed out the window of our truck and said, "That's it, that's the spot. That's where they built Outpost #31." He is missed by family, friends, and the fan community.
Steve Crawford in front of Salmon Glacier
Aug. 6th, 2003 - Stewart, BC
John W. Campbell Jr. (1910 - 1976) Age: 66
Writer, 'Who Goes There?'
David Foster (1930 - 2019) Age: 89
Bill Lancaster (1947 - 1997) Age: 50
Donald Moffat (1930 - 2018) Age: 87
Richard A. Dysart (1929-2015) Age: 86
Charles Hallahan (1943 - 1997) Age: 54
David Lewis Yewdall (1951 - 2017) Age: 66
Bill Varney (1934-2011) Age: 77
Henry Alvarez (1944-2012) Age: 67
Jeff Kennemore (1953-1995) Age: 42
Dale Kuipers (1947-1996) Age: 48
Creature concept artist
James Cummins (1959 - 2010) Age: 51
Henry Larrecq (1910 - 2005) Age: 94
Stan Winston (1946 - 2008) Age: 62
SFX on Kennel-Thing sequence
Mentor C. Huebner (1917 - 2001) Age: 84
Illustrator, conceptual/storyboard artist
Wilbur Stark (1912 - 1995) Age: 83