Watch it, I was really surprised.
I wasn't expecting too much, I had previously watched his Escape from New York and I found just good, with good ending but somehow nothing inspiring for me.
The Thing is completely different case. The film is absolutely stunningly directed and it has unforgettable soundtrack that adds the enjoyment.
Very creep. Probably the best horror movie I've ever seen and even better than Alien that is a masterpiece as well. ;D
As to "The Thing" Pingu Style, I really like it. Really astonishingly well-made.