John Carpenter mounts one of the most convincing arguments ever for remaking old films with his 1982 cult classic. In teaming up with makeup effects genius Rob Bottin, Carpenter puts a gory, modern spin on the 1951 monster movie. Kurt Russell is awesome as the hard-bitten helicopter pilot battling a shapeshifting space alien (and his own paranoia) at the South Pole. Catch it on the big screen, just in time for the 30th anniversary. 109 minutes R.