Two months ago we gave you your first peek at the trailer for the new Antarctic horror flick “The Thing.” Now, you can get a little bit gorier a look at the movie courtesy of a red-band trailer shown both online and in line at Universal Studios.
A prequel to John Carpenter’s classic 1982 flick of the same name (itself a remake of the 1951 film “The Thing from Another World”), “The Thing” stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (the cute love interest in “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”), Joel Edgerton (the hunky MMA fighter in “Warrior” that isn’t Tom Hardy) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (the terrifying African guy in “Oz,” “Lost” and “The Bourne Identity”). The prequel will explain the events that led to the destruction of the Norwegian research team, the remains of which are glimpsed at the beginning of the 1982 “Thing.”
The trailer is the most violent look we’ve had at the film yet, and also includes some quick but intriguing look at the movie’s alien threat, as well as an appearance by the Willhelm Scream’s slightly classier younger brother, the Howie Scream. You can catch the trailer online as it’s hosted exclusively by IGN or travel to Universal Studios Hollywood and/or Florida to catch it as part of the Halloween Horror Nights Terror Tram starting September 23.
Since some killjoys among you would probably prefer not to drop $60 just to go watch an advertisement at a theme park, go ahead and watch the red band trailer below. You could even eat some funnel cake and surround yourself with misbehaving children if you wanted to fully replicate the Universal Studios experience.
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