It's still pretty cool in 2004. Kurt Russell gives a commanding performance that reminded my of his portrayal of 'Snake' in Escape from NY (Please forget the Escape from LA thing, it nearly ruined my opinion of him).
This is a remake of an older film with the same title. The main difference is the creature. In the old B&W film, they didn't have the special effects that they did in 82' so the creature was more human-based. Not in John Carptenter's version. In 1982 they spared no expense to make this creature as 'out of this world' as possible. The scene where the head grows it's own appendages was very creative. Other subtile differences include the discovery of the creature, the time… Read more