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JJ Abrams mystery flick Super 8 gets a website

May. 7, 2010by: Mike Sampson

UPDATE - This isn't the only SUPER 8 website on the web. Some crafty viewers noticed that there were some letters hidden in the trailer. Those letters spell out "scariest thing I ever saw." And of course that leads to www.scariestthingieversaw.com, a viral site set up for the film. There appears to be a countdown to May 15, which, I'm guessing, is when the trailer will show up online...

Ever since Drew McWeeny at HitFix broke the news earlier this week that a super secret JJ Abrams trailer would be premiering before IRON MAN 2 in theaters this weekend, the internet has gone batshit insane with enthusiasm. Which is a good thing. Not so much of a good thing is that the enthusiasm has turned into rampant spoiling. I would've loved to have been able to see this trailer fresh but no matter where I turned, people were giving away details right and left (and yes, I realize we even posted some of those details here, but that doesn't mean I'm happy about it).

I've still yet to see the trailer (I'll have to pay to see IRON MAN 2 in theaters this weekend for that) but I can visit the film's official website. Of course there's not much there at all yet but it's certainly something to keep an eye on. And it's always an awesome thing to see the Amblin logo on a movie's website (the last time we saw such a thing was 2006's MONSTER HOUSE). Click on the Super 8 lens below to check out the teaser site for the JJ Abrams/Steven Spielberg collaboration SUPER 8!

Extra Tidbit: Amblin only produced two R-rated movies. Can you name them?
Source: JoBlo.com

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5:59PM on 05/09/2010
Saw the trailer/teaser other night before "Iron Man 2" ...nothin' new there to light my fire.
Saw the trailer/teaser other night before "Iron Man 2" ...nothin' new there to light my fire.
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2:03AM on 05/08/2010

Ecstatic!

I'm loving this all over again! I remember when I first saw the 1-18-08 teaser and BAM...it was nothing but mystery and fun from then on. What I don't understand is why do people keep knocking on this kind of marketing? It's fun and gets people thinking. When the news broke out about J.J's next project, I saw nothing but red comments. WTF? We hate it when we get sequels and remakes yet when there's something remotely ingenious and engaging for us to get into, it's all of a sudden a bad idea?
I'm loving this all over again! I remember when I first saw the 1-18-08 teaser and BAM...it was nothing but mystery and fun from then on. What I don't understand is why do people keep knocking on this kind of marketing? It's fun and gets people thinking. When the news broke out about J.J's next project, I saw nothing but red comments. WTF? We hate it when we get sequels and remakes yet when there's something remotely ingenious and engaging for us to get into, it's all of a sudden a bad idea?

I personally don't care. I love these kind of teasers and I will continue to engage myself in any type of marketing because it can make the movie experience even more exciting.
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1:58AM on 05/08/2010

Ecstatic!

I'm loving this all over again! I remember when I first saw the 1-18-08 teaser and BAM...it was nothing but mystery and fun from then on. What I don't understand is why do people keep knocking on this kind of marketing? It's fun and gets people thinking. When the news broke out about J.J's next project, I saw nothing but red comments. WTF? We hate it when we get sequels and remakes yet when there's something remotely ingenious and engaging for us to get into, it's all of a sudden a bad idea?
I'm loving this all over again! I remember when I first saw the 1-18-08 teaser and BAM...it was nothing but mystery and fun from then on. What I don't understand is why do people keep knocking on this kind of marketing? It's fun and gets people thinking. When the news broke out about J.J's next project, I saw nothing but red comments. WTF? We hate it when we get sequels and remakes yet when there's something remotely ingenious and engaging for us to get into, it's all of a sudden a bad idea?

I personally don't care. I love these kind of teasers and I will continue to engage myself in any type of marketing because it can make the movie experience even more exciting.
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9:50PM on 05/07/2010
The teaser was GREAT.
The teaser was GREAT.
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4:53PM on 05/07/2010

not for IMAX

They didn't show the trailer before ironman in imax but I did get an awesome inception trailer.
They didn't show the trailer before ironman in imax but I did get an awesome inception trailer.
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4:48PM on 05/07/2010

not for IMAX

They didn't show the trailer before ironman in imax but I did get an awesome inception trailer.
They didn't show the trailer before ironman in imax but I did get an awesome inception trailer.
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4:38PM on 05/07/2010

I hit print...

After messing around with the scariestthingieversaw site I got to the point where I could print something off from one of the yellow squares. This is what printed:

STOP POSTING PUBLICLY. I CAN ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS. I HAVE PROOF.

Freaky shit, man.
After messing around with the scariestthingieversaw site I got to the point where I could print something off from one of the yellow squares. This is what printed:

STOP POSTING PUBLICLY. I CAN ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS. I HAVE PROOF.

Freaky shit, man.
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4:20PM on 05/07/2010

curious

I saw the trailer last night before IM2 and was really intrigued, just like cloverfield before that, I bet whatever it is it's gonna be good.
I saw the trailer last night before IM2 and was really intrigued, just like cloverfield before that, I bet whatever it is it's gonna be good.
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2:19PM on 05/07/2010

i'm not listening

I have compltly and on purpose not looked at any of the spoiler details for this movie. I plan to see the trailer fresh this weekend when i see Ironman 2!!!
I have compltly and on purpose not looked at any of the spoiler details for this movie. I plan to see the trailer fresh this weekend when i see Ironman 2!!!
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2:18PM on 05/07/2010
viral marketing at its finest...although it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what this is about..the teaser gives more clues than cloverfield
viral marketing at its finest...although it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what this is about..the teaser gives more clues than cloverfield
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2:13PM on 05/07/2010
Viral marketing is awesome. And JJ's a master of that element. I guess that's why I've been hooked to LOST ever since minute one.
Viral marketing is awesome. And JJ's a master of that element. I guess that's why I've been hooked to LOST ever since minute one.
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1:24PM on 05/07/2010

Here we go again

Love these internet mind fucks :D
Love these internet mind fucks :D
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1:22PM on 05/07/2010
Just went over to [link] What looks like an old DOS prompt opens. If you click on the screen you can type a bit on it. Hitting "Y" and enter a few times gets you to a page where something is slowly loading. I'm guessing that this more and more data is added as people visit the site. However, on this screen, if you hit the "tab" key and play around you'll see a bunch of yellow boxes. At least one of them, when I hit enter, asks to print. I've not printed yet, but we'll see what happens...
Just went over to [link] What looks like an old DOS prompt opens. If you click on the screen you can type a bit on it. Hitting "Y" and enter a few times gets you to a page where something is slowly loading. I'm guessing that this more and more data is added as people visit the site. However, on this screen, if you hit the "tab" key and play around you'll see a bunch of yellow boxes. At least one of them, when I hit enter, asks to print. I've not printed yet, but we'll see what happens...
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1:50PM on 05/07/2010
oh man, i cant wait for this!
oh man, i cant wait for this!
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11:22AM on 05/07/2010

R

It's actually 5 movies, they also produced Cape Fear
It's actually 5 movies, they also produced Cape Fear
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10:17AM on 05/07/2010
It's out and it's fucking pissed!
It's out and it's fucking pissed!
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10:01AM on 05/07/2010

Found this:

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11:34AM on 05/07/2010
wtf wtf wtf wtf
wtf wtf wtf wtf
9:30AM on 05/07/2010

Ummmmm . . .

I love both Spielberg and Abrahms. Together they will produce something great. Or should considering they both have given us fun and exciting films.

However, at the tidbit. I believe Amblin has produced FOUR R rated films:

Saving Private Ryan, Munich, Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima.

Check the sources, man, check the sources.
I love both Spielberg and Abrahms. Together they will produce something great. Or should considering they both have given us fun and exciting films.

However, at the tidbit. I believe Amblin has produced FOUR R rated films:

Saving Private Ryan, Munich, Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima.

Check the sources, man, check the sources.
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