Any horror set in a cold and snowy environment is invariably going to draw comparisons to John Carpenter's The Thing.
Luckily, new upcoming chilly-horror Blood Glacier (AKA [The Station](movie:1196579)) has side-step accusations of plagiarism by stating the movie is directly inspired by Carpenter's classic-body-contorting-blood-spurting-Arctic horror. That's certainly clear from this new trailer. You can check out that, and a synopsis for Blood Glacier, below:
Janek is a technician on a climate observation station high up in the German Alps, one of a team of scientists preparing their outpost for visit from the Environment Minister. Their routine is interrupted by a strange discovery; a red liquid pouring from a nearby glacier, melted free from the ice crust that is shrinking with climate change. When the ‘glacier blood’ comes in contact with the local wildlife, it causes changes that are at first curious, then horrifying.
Soon Janek and his team have their hands full defending themselves and the station against a growing horde of biological monstrosities. Using every tool at their disposal they must learn to work together to survive the onslaught…
What do you think? Are you glad to see The Thing being appropriated in new horror, or should new movies stop relying on classics for inspiration? Let us know below.