The Thing
1982
****½
Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Donald Moffat, Richard Dysart

In The Thing from Another World a hulky creature from outer space terrorised an arctic research station. In this terrific remake the alien is a life form that takes over the people, which results in a cold, grim and claustrophobic horror film. The spectacular special effects have stood the test of time.