claymationHere’s a very short, very amusing claymation remake of John Carpenter‘s 1982 classic The Thing. Animal carcasses bursting with virus-ridden alien guts and murderous morphing tentacles have never been more adorable.

Stop-motion animator Lee Hardcastle is pretty badass, using “iStore” Styrofoam packing material for igloos and going psychotic. There’s a certain early Tim Burton-tinged genius about Pingu’s The Thing, with its monster effects a dozens of times more delightful than in that 2011 remake.

There’s also an original cut of this that ended up “too epic” for YouTube. Show. Now, Lee. Now!