Film review of the science fiction horror movies about an alien life-form which attempts to take-over the bodies of a group of research scientists based in Antartica in the early 1980’s. The 1982 version directed by John Carpenter was remade as a prequel in 2011, directed by Matthijs van Heijningen, depicting events leading up to and including the original film.
Director: John Carpenter (1982, 109 mins). Turman Foster/Universal. (18)
Director: Matthijs van Heijningen (2011, 103 mins). Strike Entertainment/Morgan Creek. (15)