The scientists -- whom we can only assume were a rag-tag group of the country's best but most bear-vulnerable climate experts -- were dispatched to the weather station on Troynoy Island way up in the Arctic Circle, 2,800 miles from Moscow. Their assignment should have been just like all the others: Get in, collect the valuable weather data, and then spend the time until you leave imagining which co-worker you'd trust the least if some s**t like in The Thing broke out. Little did they know that Hollywood line of thinking would be the exact frame of mind they'd need to be in, because their lives were about to turn into what could just as easily pass for the plot of a Liam Neeson movie.
aka Taken With Wolves
It all started the exact same way any film involving a mysterious killer does -- with a dead animal. In this case, the weather station guard dog, who was undoubtedly a good boy but clearly no match for the beast it encountered. Given the Arctic environment, I'm assuming every mind in the room immediately landed on a Yeti being the most likely culprit. I'm not sure if it's better or worse that, but instead of a mythical snow monster, the killer in question was 10 hungry polar bears and their also-hungry cubs. Not only did they surround the building, one of the females even took to sleeping underneath the station's windows, ensuring they were trapped, man. Trapped like rats. Rats trapped by polar bears.