The Thing fans planning epic 40th anniversary trek to filming sites

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Jun 30, 2017

The 35th anniversary of the opening of John Carpenter's The Thing was celebrated over the past weekend, and now that the hype has reached a boiling point, fans are eager to mark the movie's next milestone in 2022 for its 40th birthday.

An epic adventure to visit the actual filming locations of The Thing up in British Columbia is gathering steam, and plans are already underway to arrange this frigid group pilgrimage.

Todd Cameron runs the fan site Outpost 31, named after the notorious Antarctica base depicted in the movie, and he'll be organizing the frosty field trip taking place June 23-26, 2022. Head over to his page to get full details of what you'll need for the journey and to get on their list as more developments arise.

Here's the press release announcing the trek north:

“We are organizing a group trip to Stewart, British Columbia in Canada to visit the filming location and celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the film in June 2022! We’ll spend a few days in the border towns of Stewart and Hyder exploring the site on which can still be found the scattered remains of the Outpost #31 camp set and wreckage of the Norwegian helicopter. Some fun ideas we have planned are a live video tour of the site, spending a night (or two) camping out at Outpost #31 complete with bonfire, and a viewing of the movie literally ‘on location’ synched live with fans around the world!”

EVERYONE is welcome to join the adventure, and you’ll find all the details you need over on Outpost 31. Needless to say, this is once-in-a-lifetime awesomeness!

I'm a rabid fan of The Thing, and I will be there for this trip come hell or high water... or a whiteout blizzard. I'll be the one dressed in full sub-zero regalia in the sweltering heat of summer. Who's with me? Hope you don't mind if we perform the hot needle test before we embark, though, just to be on the safe side.

(Via Bloody Disgusting)