Who Goes There? written by John W. Campbell, Jr., written under the pen name Don A. Stuart. Have you read it? Some say its should have been turned into a full novel. What do you think?
Three films were made from the original tale, but the most notable one was the classic, black and white one released by RKO Pictures back in the 50's. From IMDB, here's the classic movie premise:
Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.
See the trailer from the 1951 film. Have you seen this classic film? What about the other more recent ones?
Did you come up with a better monster than The Thing?