1998 / Director. Daniel Zelik Berk
In most territories this film was released as a second sequel to Sometimes They Come Back. That film was a decent little telemovie based on a Stephen King short story, which spawned a carbon copy sequel (so carbon copied that the region 4 cover art is identical). Those movies told of dead murderers who come back to haunt their victims. How the hell this 3rd installment is related to those movies is beyond me. The working title for this was originally Ice Station Erabus and it seems like it was clearly made as a stand-alone. It's essentially a low-rent version of The Thing. Two military cops are sent to Antarctica to investigate a mass murder at an illegal military mine. When they arrive they meet two survivors and soon discover that demons have been unearthed and have the ability to possess bodies. Its a blatant imitation of The Thing and makes every attempt to recreate that film's moments. Funny enough, its fairly decent. It might be riddled with cliches but the script, design and pacing is competent. I have a soft spot for Max Perlich and his role in the movie sells it a little more for me. I'm still scratching my head as to WHY the producers would choose to associate it with the Stephen King franchise instead of some other more compatible movie... if anyone has an answer to this, let me know.