‘Rick and Morty’ spoofs horror classics; new, trippy trailer for season 3 released

A screenshot from the "Rick and Morty The Non-Canonical Adventures: Poltergeist" short. (YouTube/Adult Swim)

With roughly two weeks before “Rick and Morty” Season 3 resumes, the show continued to make some noise in other forms outside of the television.

Collider reported that “Rick and Morty” took on some of the horror classics like “Poltergeist” and “Re-Animator” films. The latest installment of the claymation shorts “Rick and Morty’s Noncanonical Adventures” featured the parody of the films.

The trailer for the “Poltergeist” spoof showed the Morty lying on his bed and waking up. A force from under his bed then pulls and takes him away. The claymation series put up by Adult Swim are non-canonical. This means they are not truly part of the main “Rick and Morty” storyline or universe, which is set to return later this month.

Meanwhile, RadioTimes reported that Adult Swim released a new trailer for the upcoming season. Interestingly, the trailer took on a trippy approach that draws inspiration from “Exquisite Corpse,” a surrealist drawing technique. The said technique involves different artists drawing a designated portion of a subject’s body prior to seeing the others’ take beforehand.

The video clip featured Morty dropping a beaker containing a blue liquid that sets off the trippy experience. One scene showed Rick hugging Morty then biting a portion of the latter’s head before swallowing him up in whole.

Dan Harmon, one of the show’s co-creators, also expressed his excitement over the three-minute long trailer and the upcoming season. The writer took to Twitter, saying, “Okay now what are we supposed to do in season 3 that lives up to THIS?” They then posted a link to the video clip.

Adult Swim recently confirmed that the show will air Episode 2 of Season 3 on July 30. The announcement came after several months of uncertainty, which left fans wondering if the series will still return at all.

Back in April Fool’s Day, Harmon and co-creator Justin Roiland surprised the fans by airing season 3’s pilot episode. What came after were months of waiting filled with questions and doubts.