Thing, The (1982)

The Thing (1982), directed by John Carpenter.

The damned Norwegians dug up something frozen in the ice that got away from them. They're dead. Now everyone at the next Antarctic base must die.

I remember not liking this much at the theater. I was probably being loyal to the The Thing from Another World (1951) original and this was just too gooey for me.

It's a great premise and the isolated ice-bound base is an appealing location for SF, horror and thrillers, but I still see nothing but problems with this film:

I do give them credit for the ambiguous un-Hollywood ending.

Ennio Morricone score, although the "dum...dum-dum" bit sounds like Carpenter.

Available on Blu-ray. The director and Kurt Russell provide a happy commentary track. Lots of trivia.