Director: John Carpenter
Writer: Bill Lancaster; story by John W. Campbell Jr.
Starring: Kurt Russell
Music: Ennio Morricone
Distinctions: currently #173 on IMDb's Top 250
Synopsis: a shape-shifting monster in Antarctica
Length: 109 minutes
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), February 2009
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good).
Occasionally unintentionally funny, but I don't care, I liked it. You have to heckle this sort of movie, anyway. It seemed like the special effects were good, when they could be bothered to light things well enough to see what's going on.