See it, but don't expect a misunderstood in its time gem on the level of say Carpenter's version of "The Thing". I wouldn't say it's that good of a movie though it has some positives such as a legitimately creepy atmosphere aided by another Carpenter/Horwath synth score. Dean Cundey also returns so it has quality Panavision photography. Dan O'Herlihy devouring the scenery every time he's on screen and an adequately cheesy performance from 80's stalwart Tom Atkins. There's one pretty legitimately shocking moment and an unconventional ending.Yeah, it always seemed to have a good reputation on a horror forum I used to frequent. I really should get around to seeing it this fall.
Hard to call it a "good" film, but it can be fun.
Edit: You will have to stab yourself in the brain once it’s all over to remove a certain jingle that repeatedly plays throughout the movie.