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.
You've got tall, dark and “handsome” antagonists.
You've got slippery, worm-like creatures.
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!