Childs (Keith David)

<b>The Thing (1982)</b><br>
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One of the first known instances of a black man surviving a horror movie -- sort of. Childs is a resident of a U.S. research station in Antarctica that is invaded by a shape-shifting alien that can assume any form. Childs is a dab hand with a flamethrower, and is perfectly willing to let a fellow resident die of exposure if that will protect the group. That last stunt got him exiled to the main gate, but still, he's alive. In fact, he's fine and dandy -- if possibly an alien replicant -- at the end of the flick. Too bad his compatriot just blew up the station in a bid to destroy the beast. The two of them share a drink as the temperature drops. No, Childs probably didn't survive the night -- but he did survive the movie!<br><br>
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<b>Lessons:</b> 
Trust no one<br>
Master the art of flamethrowing<br>
Pack an extra pair of long johns
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The Thing (1982)

One of the first known instances of a black man surviving a horror movie -- sort of. Childs is a resident of a U.S. research station in Antarctica that is invaded by a shape-shifting alien that can assume any form. Childs is a dab hand with a flamethrower, and is perfectly willing to let a fellow resident die of exposure if that will protect the group. That last stunt got him exiled to the main gate, but still, he's alive. In fact, he's fine and dandy -- if possibly an alien replicant -- at the end of the flick. Too bad his compatriot just blew up the station in a bid to destroy the beast. The two of them share a drink as the temperature drops. No, Childs probably didn't survive the night -- but he did survive the movie!


Lessons: Trust no one
Master the art of flamethrowing
Pack an extra pair of long johns

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