The Thing is making a comeback to theaters, but it's not quite the same story you remember from 1982. Hitting theaters tomorrow, it still takes place in Antarctica, but now, Kurt Russell's lead is being passed down to Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and there's more external alien action to keep you jumping out of your skin. Hopefully it will stand up to the original classic that inspired so many other movies (and video games).
Come to think of it, the '80s were good years for sci-fi horror films, especially those revolving around aliens. Take a look at some of our favorite retro alien movies here, and load up your queue for an extraterrestrial weekend.