Re: THE THING (2011): Discussion, Spoilers, Reviews
I find that weird since nowhere does it explicitly mention it's a sequel/prequel, nor does the title suggest it.
It would be somewhat unlikely for the title to indicate prequel status - unless it was called The Thing: The Beginning
or something. If this had been a series with installments called "Thing One" and "Thing Two", I guess you could have called a prequel Thing Zero
Just walk away, and there will be an end to the horror.