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“The Thing” scares up a new trailer

“The Thing” scares up a new trailer (photo)

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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.

What do you think of the new trailer for “The Thing”? Are you dying to know what happened before the movie you vaguely remember from almost thirty years ago? Let us know below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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