While I maintain my opinion that the original E.T. movie is infinitely scarier than any intentionally scary E.T. movie (because if you portary E.T. as a bad guy, at least you know where you stand — fucked), but that doesn’t mean you don’t immediately need to see this amazing fan-made trailer for an E.T. sequel, called E.X.T.: Extinction. It’s breathtakingly awesome, from the superb editing, to the perfectly used clips of grown-up Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore, to all E.T.s running around killing people. Honestly, if Spielberg made a horror sequel to E.T., I am dead certain that this video is 100% accurate to what he would make. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to cry and shit my pants in terror at the mental image of E.T. with fangs. Infinite thanks to Nerdluvin for the tip.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.