Spoilers for Ready Player One below. Ernest Cline’s novel Ready Player One is full of references to ‘80s pop culture: video games, board games, music, movies – and that includes horror. So we were eager to see how many horror references director Steven Spielberg could scatter throughout his adaptation of Cline’s book (read my SXSW review here). The answer is: plenty! Inside The Oasis, the virtual reality world of the future created by an ‘80s pop culture-obsessed billionaire genius, we see lightning-fast glimpses of or references to some iconic horror characters, like Freddy Krueger and Stephen King’s Christine (both of which made their way into the trailer and/or San Diego Comic-Con footage), Beetlejuice (he counts, right?), Michael Jackson in Thriller, … Read entire story.
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