Your favorite in alien terror, The Thing, is getting a Limited Edition Scream Factory Steelbook! Scream Factory made the announcement on Wednesday, leaving horror junkies salivating onto their keyboards. John Carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi-horror classic will get the full steelbook treatment. The limited edition release will feature a 3-Disc Blu-ray set jam-packed with special features and will include an “exclusive lithograph”.

Scream Factory had this to say about their exciting new steelbook release. “Ever since we started releasing Steelbook® packaging of some of our prior John Carpenter titles, we been asked many times if we could also do this for his signature classic film The Thing. Today we’re happy to announce that we are doing just that and even upgrading our previous in the process!”

The Details

John Carpenter's THE THING Gets A Limited Edition Scream Factory Steelbook

“Now I’ll show you what I already know.”


Alright, Mac, but maybe let’s let the good people at Scream Factory fill us in on the details:

  • Official street date is November 6th for U.S. and Canada territories (Region A).
  • This will be a 3-Disc Blu-ray set. Disc 1 will include a more recent 2017 4K High-Definition scan of the film that was provided to us from the film’s licensor. Discs 2 and 3 will be the same content that is currently available on our 2016 Collector’s Edition release.
  • There will be only 10,000 units of the steelbook.
  • The artwork you see pictured on both come to us from by artist Nathanael Marsh (who also illustrated our prior Carpenter-themed steelbooks, including Halloween II & III). If you order directly from our site though, your packaging will also include an exclusive 28.5” x 16.5” rolled lithograph of the illustration. (Only 1,500 of them, they will not be available elsewhere). The site offer with the litho can be found at

Be sure to pre-order your Limited Edition The Thing Steelbook today and, if you haven’t already, check out Nightmare on Film Streets recent look back at this horror classic.


John Carpenter's THE THING Gets A Limited Edition Scream Factory Steelbook