A new Dead Space 2 trailer has just released. The stark video shows snippets of the horrors Isaac Clark will face on the Sprawl and is set to the nursery rhyme Ring Around the Rosie. Dead Space fans will recognize the creepy adaptation of the children’s song as a nod to the E3 trailer for the original Dead Space, which featured an extra disturbing rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
Above: Dead Space 2’s Ring Around the Rosie trailer
Above: Enter our time machine to watch the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star teaser for the original Dead Space, which released during E3 2008
The Ring Around the Rosie rhyme is often associated with the Black Death pandemic or the Great Plague of London. According to this popular interpretation, the ‘ring around the rosie’ refers to a ‘rosy’ rash and the ‘pockets full of posies’ refers to medicinal herbs that people may have carried to mask the smell of sickness. In other versions of the rhyme, the ‘ashes, ashes’ line is replaced with a sneezing sound, and the ‘falling down’ part refers to what would eventually happen when plague bearers finally died a horrible death.
However, most folklore experts doubt the veracity of this interpretation for a variety of reasons, including its late appearance and that key words are absent from many versions of the rhyme. Too bad. We always loved the ultra dark interpretation of the children’s song.
Nov 4, 2010