Rejected by reviewers and moviegoers put off by John Carpenter's wholehearted embrace of state-of-the-art special effects technology, this remake of the 1951 classic THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD was a box office failure, but subsequently acquired a strong following. Deep in the frozen and isolated Antarctic, members of a 12-man American scientific expedition are startled when a helicopter swoops into view. Its occupants appear to have gone mad: They're pursuing a sweet-faced husky with firepower more suitable to all-out war. The helicopter explodes, killing the crew, and the men take the dog back to base camp. The expedition is a mix of scientists — senior biologist ...