R | | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.
The film's budget ($15 million) was substantially larger than the average horror films of the time. Friday the 13th (1980) had cost a mere $700k while John Carpenter's original Halloween (1978) had been a paltry $375,000.
Poor baby, you're starting to lose it.
(at around 1h 6 mins) When Fuchs goes outside following the mysterious figure outside the lab, there is already snow on his knees as he drops to pick up Mac's shredded clothing.
The Universal logo doesn't appear until right after the movie's over
In the original Australian video version of the scene between Bennings and Childs where Bennings comes running into the room and says to Childs, "Childs! Mac wants the flamethrower!" Childs turns to look at him, and the next scene starts. But in the DVD version of the film, the scene is extended when Bennings comes in and says "Childs! Mac wants the flamethrower!" then Childs asks, "Mac wants the what?" Bennings replies "You heard what he said now MOVE!" then Childs says lastly, "Dammit!" while getting his flamethrower gear on.
$3,107,897 27 June 1982