This is a remake of a much older movie by the same title. It’s an improvement on the original in a few aspects. The most important difference is in this version you can see the monster! John Carpenter was a big fan of the original, but he wanted to do a version where you could see the horrors only hinted at in the original. The special effects, back in 1982, were probably the best ever used in a horror movie up to that date. They still hold up well now in the age of computer cgi. Kurt Russel stars as McReady, a helicopter pilot who is wasting away at a research station in the arctic. The crew find an alien ship buried under the ice, and unleash all manner of hell upon themselves. This one is not to be missed, don’t bother calling yourself a fan of horror movies if you haven’t seen it.
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