The Thing's Red Band Trailer Spoils Deaths, Special Effects and More For the John Carpenter Prequel
With less than a month until The Thing -- the prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 sci-fi classic -- hits theaters, Universal is upping their marketing ante with a spoileriffic red band trailer that not only reveals The Thing, how it is discovered, how it attacks, who it attacks and who it kills, but it also shows off some of the climactic special effects. Subtle much? Click through to see the red band trailer at your own risk.
Taking place three days before the events in Carpenter's original film, Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars as an American paleontologist who joins a Norwegian team of scientists to examine a crashed extraterrestrial spaceship that is buried in Antarctica. When an experiment unexpectedly frees the alien, Winstead joins Joel Edgerton's crew pilot to prevent the creature from killing them all. Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.'s The Thing finds its way into theaters October 14.
What do you think? Is the spoilery marketing campaign killing your build-up buzz for The Thing or do spoilers for a prequel not matter when you technically already know the film's outcome?