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Prometheus is an oddity. Not only is it an example of a great sci-fi film, but it’s also an example of a bad one. For all the fan service to Alien fans, terrific visual quality, interesting premise and excellent acting; Prometheus also suffers heavily from an identity problem. While in development, the script for the film notoriously underwent several complete script rewrites, unable to decide on whether it was simply a grand, space faring adventure set in the Alien universe, of a fully-fledged prequel to the franchise that made Ridley Scott famous.
We can’t provide a definitive answer for you, but what we can do is provide you with some information which will hopefully help you make up your own mind as to what the ultimate intentions of the film were. In addition to helping you answer just what in the hell that ‘thing’ was »
- Joe Pring
Neca has a line of action figures that they will be releasing that are inspired by Ridley Scott's classic sci-fi horror film Alien. I've always loved the space suit designs used in this movie, and these action figures capture those perfectly. There's an incredible amount of detail in these figures, and it's a collection I would love to own. I also included photos of the Bishop and Xenomorph figures.
Source: Toy New International »
- Joey Paur
When it comes to movies that video games ape the most for content, a lot is owed to James Cameron’s film Aliens, giving us the timeless set up of space marines vs. deadly creatures from another world. Even though the trope has become one of the most overused in the medium, the backlash didn’t fully begin until Aliens: Colonial Marines released to terrible reviews and considerable controversy. Years later, Creative Assembly and Sega have teamed up to give fans Alien: Isolation and hopefully find their way back into our hearts again.
By changing gears and taking inspiration from Ridley Scott’s original film Alien and focusing on the tension of being hunted by a lone and extremely deadly Xenomorph, Alien: Isolation delivers as the best game to ever be based on the franchise. However, it also manages to be an incredibly flawed title that stretches »
- Christian Law
Funko and Super7 are giving collectors more ways to reenact the terror aboard the Nostromo from Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi / horror classic with a second series of Alien ReAction figures that include Kane with the facehugger, a geared-up Ripley, and the stealthy Xenomorph.
Funko and Super7 announced at the New York Comic Con that Series 2 of their Alien ReAction figures will be available in November. To hold you over until then, we have images of the figures (via Super7):
The post Alien Series 2 ReAction Figures Announced appeared first on Daily Dead. »
- Derek Anderson
“Who calls me from out of the Pit?!”
Holy Melting Travoltas! A pair of schlock classics from the early ‘70s both involving horned demons in the desert plotting world domination?!? It must be Krampus Movie Night!
The Krampus Research Association of St. Louis will be throwing their first movie night Monday October 13th at The Heavy Anchor (5226 Gravois, St. Louis 63116) with a double feature of Gargoyles and The Devil’S Rain. This is a Fundraiser for Saint Louis Krampusnacht 2014. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Suggested donation of $5 for admission.
Gargoyles is one of the seminal TV horror films of my youth. I saw this gem the first time it aired as a Tuesday Movie-of-the-Week in 1972 when I was 9 years old and it’s all the kids talked about at school for a solid week. For 1972, this was one helluva TV movie. The effects, though »
- Tom Stockman
Towering engineers, spine-chilling arachnid facehuggers, and ever-menacing Xenomorphs; it can only be a collection of concept art from Alien. To commemorate the 35th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s seminal 1979 classic, Yahoo Movies has published a series of terrifying paintings that H.R. Giger originally presented to the director during pre-production all those years ago.
There are eight sketching in total, and they will be available to those who pick up the recently-released anniversary Blu-ray bundle, which comprises all four of the Alien films.
In the build-up to 2012’s quasi-prequel, Prometheus, the outlet also had the opportunity to speak with Ridley Scott, who touched upon his first meeting with the late, great Swiss artist, stating that the Xenomorph as we know it is all but deceased.
- Michael Briers
Alien: Isolation is a slow burn. Most Alien games have mimicked James Cameron’s action-packed Aliens sequel (often to disastrous effect, as with last year’s Alien: Colonial Marines), but Isolation is slavishly devoted to Ridley Scott’s quieter, more terrifying 1979 original, which informs nearly every aspect of the game. Set 15 years after the first film, Isolation follows engineer Amanda Ripley as she seeks information on her missing mother, Alien heroine Ellen Ripley. Much like the film, the game takes its time to get going, allowing you to soak in the rich atmosphere. Developer Creative Assembly has painstakingly »
- Aaron Morales
The Darkness is America’s Scariest Haunted House and has been featured on national media from USA Today to Wall Street Journal from History Channel to Discovery Channel. The Darkness was rated the best haunted house in St Louis by Riverfront Times and St Louis Post Dispatch. In 2014 The Darkness presents its most Extreme version in its 21 year history with monsters that leap out grab you, eat you, and devour your soul! The Darkness is Open Every Night October 3rd thru November 1st. (Weekends 7pm to 12:30 and Weekdays 7:30 to 9:30pm) The Darkness is located at 1525 S 8th St, St Louis, Mo 63104
For admission info and other details , visit The Darkness site Here
http://www.scarefest.com/haunted_house_in_stlouis_missouri_thedarkness/home.cfm At the end of your terrifying journey through The Darkness (assuming you survive!), you’ll find yourself in an amazing Monster Movie Museum »
- Tom Stockman
It's too easy to say that Gabe Ibáñez's Automata is less than the sum of its visuals, which a lot of people will do, because it's really pretty. The film's design evokes peak-period Jean Giraud, whose gorgeous science-fiction illustrations inspired Ridley Scott's films Alien and Blade Runner, and therefore every subsequent depiction of a future built up from the accretion of successive decades of engineering. In this near-future dystopia, solar flares have altered the Earth's environment and deserts are expanding across the continents. An economic underclass, mostly ignored by the story, lives in shantytowns on the periphery of a great walled city where residents are served by robots, their history related via an artful photojournalistic monta »
To celebrate, of sorts, Fox and Sega have collaborated on Alien Isolation, a videogame debuting today that lovingly recreates the grungy, lived-in look of the original movie alongside plenty of creepy jolts and chills of its own. It’s all plunked down in a new setting that would be a fantastic sequel (hint, hint) were Sir Ridley ever to be so disposed. If you can handle the game’s gut-churning suspense, it’s available for PCs and Sony and Microsoft videogame consoles of the two most recent generations. I highly recommend it for those with durable stomach linings and an inclination to have the bejeezus scared out of them.
It’s part of a gamer genre called “survival horror,” and that »
- David Bloom
Writer/Director: Fred Dekker
Otherwise titled, “Finding Value within an 80s B-Movie Horror.” Night of the Creeps (available currently on Netflix) kicks off the first Halloween Tombstone Tuesday, aka Zombie/Back From the Dead flicks. Although the film maintains the standard plot line, dialogue and scenario, it manages to add to the genre of 80s B-Movie Horror films. Maybe not appreciated at its release because horror, science fiction, and thrillers were on the rise with the new animatronic, technical advancements. It still adds to our historical idea of where movies were at in the 80s, and how have they progressed since? And movies like Night of the Creeps offer a comparison between the hits of the 80s such as John Carpenters The Thing or Ridley Scott’s Alien.
Upon reflection, 80s B-Movie Horror films share similar characteristics, one in particular being cheesy one-liners. Other characteristics might also be Kurt Russell, »
- Samantha Ladwig
Last time we checked in on chainsaw artist Griffon Ramsey, she was hard at work crafting this awesome table inspired by H.R. Giger’s work in Alien. Today, the artist has set her sights on something a little less gruesome, but perfectly suited for her medium of choice: an elaborate carving of Guardians of the Galaxy's very own Groot. Ramsey walks us through her process in this six-and-a-half minute video, which shows us not only how she crafted the lifelike statue of one of this summer’s most popular movie characters, but also how she became to a chainsaw sculptor in the first place. Hint: it wasn’t something suggested by her high school guidance counselor. As someone who can’t draw or sculpt, I always find videos like this one fascinating. I...
- Mike Bracken
Amanda just wants to know what happened to her mom, Ellen, but she didn’t anticipate the terrifying turn her journey would take, as her search for answers places her in a perilous situation her mom is all too familiar with: being stalked in space by a Xenomorph. With Alien: Isolation hitting shelves tomorrow, Sega and Creative Assembly have unleashed the game’s launch trailer.
“Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game capturing the fear and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film. Players find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger as an unpredictable, ruthless Xenomorph is stalking and killing deep in the shadows. Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.
Alien: Isolation will be available from October 7, 2014, for Xbox One, PS4™, Windows PC, »
- Derek Anderson
With the highly-anticipated video game Alien: Isolation arriving tomorrow, October 7, Sega and The Creative Assembly have released a final launch trailer that offers new gameplay footage and takes fans deeper inside this terrifying world.
The game focuses on Amanda Ripley, the daughter of Sigourney Weaver's iconic character Ellen Ripley from the Alien movie franchise, who goes on a quest to find out the truth behind her mother's disappearance. Amanda boards a space station that holds the black box of her mother's ship, the Nostromo.
We also reported in July that the game will include two bonus missions that will feature Alien stars Sigourney Weaver (Ellen Ripley), Tom Skerritt (Dallas), Veronica Cartwright (Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett), Yaphet Kotto (Parker) voicing their characters from original 1979 thriller.
Check out the latest footage from this highly-anticipated video game before you can pick it up and play it for yourself starting on »
With so many TV shows being cancelled after a season or two, it’s perhaps not surprising that those that keep going long enough to reach a significant milestone often want to mark the occasion in some way. Such celebratory episodes usually feature plenty of nods, in-jokes and references to past episodes and characters (frequently involving special guest stars from the show’s past returning in some form) and tend to be either light, sometimes metafictional comedy episodes, or extremely dramatic game-changers following which the show may never be the same again. If you’re not crying with laughter, you’ll probably be weeping at the emotional trauma inflicted by the story.
With Supernatural’s 200th episode coming up (fans have been promised a meta episode, brought to you by the show »
Hollywood just doesn't make movies like Alien anymore. I didn't see Ridley Scott's Alien until after I saw James Cameron's Aliens. I was just as blown away by it, though, just in a completely different way. Aliens was more action-oriented, while Alien played out more like a horror movie.
As a tribute to Alien, artist Joao Ruas created this very cool illustration featuring the terrifying Xenomorph that wreaks havoc on the crew of the Nostromo ship. The art is a private commission, and there is a regular and variant edition.
- Joey Paur
The Chiller Theatre Toy and Model Film Expo will be held at the Sheraton Parsippany in Parsippany, NJ on October 24 – 26, 2014. The convention has an enormous list of guests to meet, including Yaphet Kotto from Alien, Robert Kerman from Cannibal Holocaust, Lisa Marie from Mars Attacks!, Mark Rolston from Aliens, Barbara Steele from Black Sunday, and Gerrit Graham from Phantom of the Paradise to name just a few. Also headlining … Continue reading →
- Jonathan Stryker
Directed by Wes Craven
Written by Wes Craven
Wes Craven intended Nightmare to be an exploration of surreal horror as opposed to just another stalk-and-slash horror movie, and not only did Nightmare offer a wildly imaginative, inspired concept, but it was a solid commercial genre entry for the dating crowd. Elm Street was New Line’s first genuine mainstream cinematic venture (after Alone In The Dark), and made the company a huge pile of money. The film was shot in 30 days at a cost of roughly $1.8 million, but it made back its figure and then some on opening weekend. New Line Cinema was saved from bankruptcy by the success of the film, and was jokingly nicknamed “the house that Freddy built.” Perhaps the most influential horror film of the ’80s, Craven’s 1984 slasher about a quartet of high school kids terrorized in their dreams »
"There was a prophecy that our leader would be born to liberate us. That leader is you, Moses." Following the teaser trailer earlier this year, the second full trailer for Ridley Scott's Biblical epic Exodus: Gods & Kings has arrived, and it's epic in every sense of the word. The first trailer seemed to be holding back, but this one paints a beautiful picture of two brothers forced to become enemies. Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton are putting in great performances here, even if the latter's orange skin is a little off-putting, and the scope of this film is huge as evidenced by the arrival of the infamous plagues from God. Watch below! Here's the new trailer for Ridley Scott's Exodus: God & Kings from 20th Century Fox: Watch the original teaser trailer for Exodus: Gods & Kings right here. Exodus: Gods and Kings is directed by Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Robin Hood, »
- Ethan Anderton
Exodus: Gods and Kings has premiered a new trailer.
The latest teaser for Ridley Scott's blockbuster, which features Coldplay track 'Midnight', also offers a further glimpse of the Ten Plagues descending on Egypt.
Exodus: Gods and Kings opens in Us cinemas on December 12 and December 26 in the UK. »
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