R | | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.
Storyboard artist Michael G. Ploog planned a more low key transformation of Norris, Ploog initially wanted to focus on tentacles erupting from Norris's feet.
Poor baby, you're starting to lose it.
When Norris and Mac climb down into the crater and are walking towards the open hatch in the center, look on the far right hand side of the screen and you will see the head and arm of somebody come into shot and then disappear again.
In the theatrical version the cook is listening to Stevie Wonder's "Superstition". Because Universal did not secure rights for the home video release, the song was replaced. However, for more recent releases, Universal was able to use "Superstition" because they relicensed the song.
$3,107,897 (USA) (2 July 1982)
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