In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Trailer Tuesdays: Alien

So, the big day is almost upon us. Only a few more sleeps until we finally get Episode VII into our eye holes. I was thinking about horror's equivalent in this realm, I guess it would have to be Ridley Scott's 1979 classic Alien.

I mean, apart from practical heavy space tales from the late seventies, Star Wars & Alien do share a bunch of parallels. First, you have strong females that now when to take charge.

Warrant Officer Ripley & Princess Leia

You've got tall, dark and “handsome” antagonists.

The Xenomorph & Darth Vader

You've got slippery, worm-like creatures.

Chest burster & Death Star Dainoga

Hell, there's a lot more too. Both films open with massive space ships, both have twitch robots, both were made by 20th Century Fox, both focus on blue-collar workers of the time... Wow, someone should write a paper on this!

Anytime, however or whenever you plan on seeing Episode VII this weekend. Enjoy, and may the force be with you! 

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