As someone who considers Ready Player One as one of my favorite books ever, I’m anxiously awaiting Steven Spielberg’s cinematic version of Ernest Cline’s amazing book. Today they released the official full trailer and it explains the story more (for those who haven’t read the book) and as always it’s chocked full of every pop culture reference imaginable.

Did you catch all the cool pop culture references in the movie? Well, here’s a few I caught. Some easier than others.








These are just a few I could figure out. If you noticed any ones we missed, leave a comment on this article or send us a message online through the Gruesome Magazine Facebook or Twitter pages. Are you as excited about this film as we are? Then, let us know as a comment.

Here’s a synopsis of the movie:

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

Spielberg directed the film from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline. The film was produced by Donald De Line, Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah; with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris DeFaria and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers. “Ready Player One” stars Tye Sheridan (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Mud”), Olivia Cooke (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” “Bates Motel”), Ben Mendelsohn (“Rogue One – A Star Wars Story,” “Bloodline”) and T.J. Miller (“Deadpool,” “Silicon Valley”), with Simon Pegg (the “Star Trek” movies, the “Mission: Impossible” movies) and Oscar winner Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” upcoming “Dunkirk”).

Behind the scenes, three-time Oscar winner Spielberg (“Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan”) reunited his creative team from “Bridge of Spies,” including Oscar-winning director of photography Janusz Kaminski (“Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan”), Oscar-winning production designer Adam Stockhausen (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”), Oscar-winning editor Michael Kahn (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark”) and Sarah Broshar (“The Post”), and costume designer Kasia Walicka-Maimone (“Moonrise Kingdom”). The music is by Oscar-nominated composer Alan Silvestri (the “Back to the Future” films, “Forrest Gump”).
Slated for release on March 30, 2018, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

Christopher G. Moore
Christopher G. Moore is an award-winning director of the horror shorts Foodie, Disengaged and Knob Goblins and the co-writer of the popular web series, Mario Warfare. His movies have screened at film festivals across the country including the NYC Horror Film Festival and Spooky Movie International Film Festival and his film Foodie was feature in an online article for The New Yorker. He was also the co-host on the Hannibal Fan Podcast.
He's been a fan of horror since he was a teenager and some of his favorite horror films include A Nightmare on Elm Street, Evil Dead 2, The Silence of the Lambs, Poltergeist, Videodrome, The Re-animator, Dead Alive, The Ring, Shaun of the Dead and so on. He's currently in preproduction on his first feature film, a haunted house flick.

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