Movie in a forest with (probably) a monster

Some time ago my father-in-law asked me about a movie that he watched a long time ago. At first i thought it was The Thing, but his description was a bit different.
He says that he basically remembers only one scene - something or someone lurking in the woods, watching some lodge (or other type od building). At some point we can see it’s hand breaking one od the branches. And that’s it…
I know it’s nor much but he only remember this scene. It could be at the beggining of the movie, but that can be false.
He also at first described it as “a movie in some Arctic looking scenery”, so that’s why i assumed it is The Thing.