Horror fanatic Elijah Wood recently filmed a new video in which he plays one of the researchers at the outpost from The Thing named Steve. Elijah Wood’s Steve demonstrates the gameplay of the brand new board game by essentially playing out the major beats of the story in a one-man performance.
Wood is best known for the Lord of the Rings films, Wilfred, and the now-playing BBC America adaptation of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. To the horror community, the long-time actor is famous for many of his genre films including the 2012 remake of Maniac, the 2014 zombie comedy Cooties as well as older fan-favorites like The Faculty and The Good Son.
Watch the video with Wood demonstrating the new board game The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 below:
The game takes its inspiration from John Carpenter’s iconic 1982 masterpiece, The Thing, in which an Arctic outpost is overtaken by an outer space being with the ability to consume and disguise itself as any living thing. The game takes much the same method in where one player has been consumed, and the other players must find out who it is.
You can play as one of a dozen characters like helicopter pilot MacReady (played by Kurt Russell in the film), mechanic Childs, or station manager Gerry. During the game, players will face sabotage and infection as they investigate the facility—gather gear, battle the Thing, expose any imitators among you, and escape Outpost 31!
The Mondo-exclusive, limited edition of the game features all-new cover art and a letterpress print by Jock, expanded game play, an enamel pin, and two additional sculpted movers (The Dead Norwegian and Palmer-Thing).