Not all of it, just one or two of what you posted.
Shane nailed it when he said Lovecraft stuff wasn't really ever meant to be visual, at least not in the Cthulhu mythos. The biggest part of it was that the actual sight of such indescribable horrors would remake your mind into an unsane nonthing.
Yeah, he's right, I just enjoy the art generally.
Language barrier, plus the one dude just started grabbing grenades. Even if he was speaking perfect English that wouldn't have gone over too well.
That's actually a complaint folks have with the prequel, they shoehorn in some Americans at the Norwegian base. It didn't bother me though, they explain it well enough in the context of the movie and it is just that, a movie. There were still plenty of non-English speakers for the realists out there.
Was going to comment on The Thing prequel question but ZP pretty much summed it up. I'll just add that I liked it more than I thought it would, and I'm glad to have seen it.
+1 for loved that movie. Such a good ending.
Always hated that music though. Sounds like the composer just ripped off Munich's score. I never thought it really fit the film.
Ooh, there's a nightmare fuel thread now? That's my jam.
It's not like that thing would have ever noticed them, and the smaller monsters would either be eaten by it or they'd follow wherever it was going. If Tom Jane had been thinking clearly that would have been the moment where he said "hey guys, I see how we can survive this!"
Of course this has fuck all to do with Giant Cthulhu lol. I'm just being contemplative atm, I guess. Also,