But really, evil things plaguing explorers in faraway cold places is as generic as it gets.
Of course, but what prompted the idea of an homage in my head was the specifics of some scenes, not only the situation:
Scientists discover unknown creatures in a remote area that wasn't thought to contain much life on the macro level, they send excited reports and try to autopsy the creatures, until abruptly the reports stop.
What was thought dead has awakened, the scientists are dead/borgified.
But I'm probably seeing too much into those scenes.
And I certainly overestimated the size of the Lovecraft fandom 'round here