A man shrinks down and suddenly finds himself beset on all sides by giant threats that once were miniscule. Is that the fodder for the next Marvel movie or a ’50s sci-fi horror movie? The lines are blurred in this trailer remix that retrofits Marvel’s Ant-Man as a horror movie complete with Vincent Price narration. As created by Sleepy Skunk in conjunction with Vulture, the video pulls from multiple sources to give the trailer a feeling akin to an Irwin Allen or Bert I. Gordon picture, including the American International Pictures logo, startled characters, and seemingly a tale of science gone awry.
Sleepy Skunk uses footage from Them!, The Fly, The Incredible Shrinking Man, The House On Haunted Hill, and the Ant-Man trailer itself to create this impressive facsimile. It’s well done and utterly apt for the type of films that influenced the Ant-Man comics many years ago. Thrill at Paul Rudd’s rugged good looks! Chill as he takes on his nemesis Yellowjacket on a toy train set! And, most of all, squeal with delight at the execution of this genre mashup!