The title might suggest this is another revision of the classic, paranoia-inducing chiller about an Arctic outpost invaded by a creature that can assume infinite forms. In fact, it's more of a prequel, but there's still room for plenty of graphic visuals once the enemy starts striking the site's staff.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ("Live Free or Die Hard") gets her Sigourney Weaver on as the tale's heroine; Joel Edgerton and Eric Christian Olsen ("NCIS: Los Angeles") also appear, but as usual, the makeup and effects teams are the true stars. DVD extras: audio commentary by director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. and producer Eric Newman; two "making-of" documentaries. *** (R: AS, P, GV) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times