John Carpenter made one of the most frightening films in 1982, when The Thing premiered, featuring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley and Keith David.
The film opens up with the US Science crew facing a destruction of the Norway camp. Quickly it is revealed that the second camp has been investigating a UFO frozen in time, and that the camp destruction was a self-initiated act, rather than an accident.
The film was and still remains, as a frightening sci-horror, with some of the best monsters that brought the lore of Japanese tentacle monsters straight from animation (and your own nightmares) into the physical world.
Now, there is a prequel to this delightful winter frosty, directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. This would be his very first directorial stab at a feature film, and while the trailer does not betray any gaps in his abilites, my only question is whether we’ll have CG monsters or the Carpenteresque ones.