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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.