Set in the arctic / Antarctic with several different huts and a team of scientists. Slowly they get struck down by a mystery virus which turns them into monsters who's tongues shoot out even when their heads are cut off. This enables them to drag them across the floor. I saw this on TV about 25 years ago and would love to know what its called please.

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    Do you mean the horror classic The Thing?
    – Walt
    Oct 6, 2014 at 19:16
  • Thanks Will / Walt, that's exactly the movie. Watching that clip on YouTube was still as scary today as it was back then. Now all I need to do is tell my son about it ! Thanks again.
    – martin
    Oct 7, 2014 at 9:03

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That sounds like John Carpenter's remake of The Thing, (1982).

Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.

There is a scene like you describe, with a severed head pulling itself along the floor with a long prehensile tongue. You can watch that clip here.

  • Greatest movie clip ever. Nov 17, 2016 at 19:50

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