Jon and Al Kaplan, the singing and songwriting brothers who brought The Silence of the Lambs to the Off-Broadway stage in the form of Silence! The Musical, have struck gold once again.
The brothers have been blitzing the Internet in recent months with a series of viral video musical adaptations, taking on Conan the Barbarian and Fright Night (released to coincide with the release of the 3D remakes of both). And with the prequel to the 1982 version of The Thing due in theaters this weekend the Kaplan brothers have gone back to the John Carpenter-directed classic take on John W. Campbell‘s short story “Who Goes There?” and worked their musical magic. You can watch the video below after the jump.
After going big and epic with the Conan musical the Kaplan brothers channel their best vintage Frank Sinatra for their jazzy tune “I’m the Thing”. This is a hilarious finger-snapping ditty and for the video the Kaplans have set the song to appropriate scenes from the Carpenter movie. I have nothing more to say except that the 1982 Thing is one of my favorite movies ever and this song is a great tribute to a classic of sci-fi/horror cinema.
The Thing will be released in theaters on October 14, 2011.