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The Thing Prequel Gets A Creepy, Gory Red Band Trailer

This new red band trailer for Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.’s prequel to The Thing, also called The Thing, is the first thing I’ve seen from the movie that’s actually left any sort of impression. John Carpenter’s 1982 effort is a tough movie to top. That one was actually a remake, of the 1951 film The Thing from Another World, which was adapted from the 1938 novella “Who Goes There?” by Joseph W. Campbell.

Hard to keep up, isn’t it?

The Thing, this new one that is, benefits from the advantages of modern day visual effects. There’s some creepy imagery happening in this trailer. What do you think, Carpenter fans? Are you in for this one? You’d better decide soon; the movie hits theaters on Oct.14.

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Comments

  • Guest

    Mary elizabeth winstead is the only selling point for me. I just hope it’ll be better than the prequels of a certain movie franchise from the 70s/80s that shall not be named.

  • Anonymous

    What’s so “Red Band” about this trailer?? Kind of tame if you ask me.

  • Sillysili2010

    damn it, trailer is too spoilery (but then again, we all know that the entire crew will die in the end) :P

  • CJ3

    Actually you don’t know that everyone dies, you assume everyone dies.  Who’s to say someone else did not get away while the helicopter chases the wolf which is the beginning of the original The Thing?  Everyone always assumes everyone died, but we don’t know that for sure.  I mean this happened shortly after the original so it is possible others survived from the Norwegian camp.  Maybe they are using this movie to setup a third movie follow up to the original.

  • Scud

    You’re kidding here right?