Interesting, we have 2 zombie movies and 2 alien movies. Rashad makes a good point in that we fear those that do not have a human rationale. Both the zombie movies and the thing seem to have a similar theme in them as loss of identity. The zombies are former humans and the Thing steals identities to propagate. Related to the topic of loss of identity, I find it interesting that no one picked a slasher movie like Halloween or Friday the 13th where a human is the antagonist. Perhaps even more interesting is that in both those movies, the Villain is a silent stalker with a mask, removing any human identity and making him more beast-like. Any thoughts on that?