Once you’re on ScariestThingIEverSaw.com, things take a turn for the old school (hello, 16-bit microcomputer display!) and weird. After a series of prompts, you land on a cryptic countdown screen. Slashfilm thinks that something will be revealed or unlocked on May 15. The guys at Super8News also spotted the mention of a “D, Morris” on the viral site; they draw a connection between Dan Morris, a retired Air Force Master Sergeant who was involved in extraterrestrial projects for years.
Finally, there’s this face — which Carlton Halpert notes flashes right before the letters at the end of the trailer. Does it belong to a scared kid or an alien? If HeatVision is right, and the film has to do with “the possibility that a group of kids in 1979 are playing around making movies with their Super 8 cameras (as Abrams and Spielberg did as kids) and accidentally capture something … sinister, on film,” then we’re going to assume it’s one of the filmmaker kids. That said, remember that principal photography for this Summer 2011 release doesn’t begin until this fall, so at this point, anything is possible.