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Celebrate 40th Anniversary with Astonishing The Making Of Alien Now Available for Pre-Order

In 2019, Ridley Scott’s seminal horror/sci-fi Alien will turn 40-years-old. In advance of this impressive milestone, author J.W. Rinzler has assembled an impressive tome: The Making of Alien. It promises to be an unprecedented retrospective, one fans of horror history won’t want to miss. Published by Titan Books, The Making of Alien is now available for […] The post Celebrate 40th Anniversary with Astonishing The Making Of Alien Now Available for Pre-Order appeared first on Dread Central.
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Watch: Blocking as Foreshadowing in Ridley Scott’s Alien

Although this video essay by Sareesh Sudhakaran is called “How Ridley Scott Covers a Dialogue Scene,” it more accurately investigates the ways in which Scott uses blocking and perspective to foreshadow the more sinister events of his 1979 mega-hit Alien. In breaking down the three scenes set inside the Nostromo’s dining area, Sudhakaran also draws attention to the more tradition applications of blocking, via its reinforcement of the shifting power dynamics amongst the crew. Check it out above.
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Watch: Blocking as Foreshadowing in Ridley Scott’s Alien

Although this video essay by Sareesh Sudhakaran is called “How Ridley Scott Covers a Dialogue Scene,” it more accurately investigates the ways in which Scott uses blocking and perspective to foreshadow the more sinister events of his 1979 mega-hit Alien. In breaking down the three scenes set inside the Nostromo’s dining area, Sudhakaran also draws attention to the more tradition applications of blocking, via its reinforcement of the shifting power dynamics amongst the crew. Check it out above.
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Recently Released Alien: Covenant Prologue Script Fills in Major Missing Pieces Like How Shaw Died

One of the major complaints fans of the Alien franchise had about2017’s Alien: Covenant is that it left major threads from Prometheus unanswered. While we seem to understand the android David’s motivations by the conclusion of Covenant, we never knew exactly what transpired between him andShaw during their time alone together on the Juggernaut, headed to […] The post Recently Released Alien: Covenant Prologue Script Fills in Major Missing Pieces Like How Shaw Died appeared first on Dread Central.
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The Five Best Alien Movies from 2010-Present

Alien movies in this current decade seem to be getting both more and less complicated as people are either wanting to see something that is so far above our own intellect that they’ll pay to see something that confuses the hell out of them for two hours, or simply want something that will give them the kind of action and mayhem that they’re clambering for. In some cases either extreme can backfire since it’s really dependent upon whether or not the film is balanced enough to satisfy enough people. But overall some movies do manage to deliver what people want

The Five Best Alien Movies from 2010-Present
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Mortal Kombat 11 announced at The Game Awards 2018

NetherRealm Studios is returning with Mortal Kombat 11. Announced by series co-creator Ed Boone at the 2018 Video Games Awards, this entry in the long-running franchise premiered with a gory new trailer. This first look at the upcoming game features Raiden fighting two different versions of Scorpion. Check out the trailer here…

It looks like the game might take a page from NetherRealm Studios’ companion DC and dive into a multi-verse story. With 11 entries and a few reboots along the way, this is a perfect move to keep the franchise fresh. MK11 is following the massively successful Mortal Kombat X, a fantastic reinvention of the fighting series that saw the likes of Leatherface, Alien, and Jason Voorhees as playable characters.

Mortal Kombat 11 is released on April 23rd, 2019. There is a reveal event on January 17, 2019, as well. If you pre-order the game on December 7th, you get beta access and playable character Shao Kahn.
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Unused Emissary Predator Designs Revealed in New The Predator Video

Unused Emissary Predator Designs Revealed in New The Predator Video
Shane Black's The Predator went through several changes in the post-production process. One of the bigger plans that didn't work out included the Emissary Predators, who originally came into the movie near the end. A new video has been released that shows off several designs for the Emissary Predators and all of the evolution that they went through over the course of the production. The video also shows how much work went into the designs before they were ultimately scrapped.

In one of the first cuts of Shane Black's The Predator, the Emissary versions of the aliens came down to Earth to help out the humans. The final act involved the Emissaries as well as a giant spider-Predator hybrid, but the scenes were ditched after the first few test screenings, for reportedly being too confusing to the story. Now, a new video has surfaced and it gives us a
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Photos of Prime 1 Studio’s Scorpion Alien Statue, Coming in 2020 from Sideshow Collectibles

One of the more memorable images from Dark Horse's Aliens comic book series is the Xenomorph's powerful pose on the cover of issue #101, which features artwork by the great Bernie Wrightson. More than 20 years after that issue's release in 1995, Prime 1 Studio celebrates the iconic cover with an eye-catching, 1:4 scale statue of the Scorpion Alien that's featured in a new photo gallery ahead of its release in 2020 from Sideshow Collectibles.

You can view photos of the new Scorpion Alien statue below, and visit Sideshow Collectibles for a look at the full gallery.

From Sideshow Collectibles: "Prime 1 Studio is proud to present the Scorpion Alien 1:4 Scale Statue inspired by the front cover #101 Aliens Comic Book published by Dark Horse Comics in 1995. This line is a long-running series of comic books based on the Alien franchise, centered mostly around the 1986 film Aliens. This highly collectible 39 inches tall statue is skillfully
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Film News Roundup: ‘Wizard of Oz’ to Launch TCM Big Screen Classics in 2019

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Film News Roundup: ‘Wizard of Oz’ to Launch TCM Big Screen Classics in 2019
In today’s film news roundup, “The Wizard of Oz” leads off the 2019 TCM Big Screen Classics, “Jobe’z World” gets distribution, and Nrg and SAG-AFTRA make executive hires.

Classic Films

Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies have unveiled 14 classic films that will be shown in theaters in 2019 in the TCM Big Screen Classics series, starting with “The Wizard of Oz” on Jan. 27, 29 and 30.

The other titles are “My Fair Lady,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Ben-Hur,” “True Grit,” “Steel Magnolias,” “Field of Dreams,” “Glory,” “Hello, Dolly!,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Alien,” “The Godfather Part II” and “When Harry Met Sally.”

Fathom specializes in event movies shown for one or two nights. It’s jointly owned by the AMC, Regal and Cinemark chains. The TCM Big Series titles will usually screen on Sundays and Wednesdays.

“Every year, more and more film fans have flocked to the TCM Big Screen Classics series,
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Fathom Events & TCM Bring 14 Classics Back to Theaters in 2019

David Crow Dec 5, 2018

Fathom Events and TCM are teaming up to bring 14 classics back to theaters next year, including Alien, The Wizard of Oz, and more!

Oh wouldn’t it be loverly to see My Fair Lady on the big screen? What about getting lost in the desert with T.E. Lawrence? And who doesn’t want to truly experience the chariot race the way it was meant to be seen in the best Ben-Hur movie? Now all that and more can be enjoyed, because Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies have announced their 2019 slate, which includes 14 American classics that range from John Wayne’s True Grit to Denzel Washington’s first Oscar winning turn in Glory (during its 30th anniversary no less). Oh and included are two little movies you might’ve heard of before: The Wizard of Oz on its 80th anniversary and To Kill a Mockingbird—no revisionism needed on this one,
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Sundance 2019: Eminem, Shakespeare, Modern Slavery, Arthur Ashe & Goya In New Frontier Slate

Sundance 2019: Eminem, Shakespeare, Modern Slavery, Arthur Ashe & Goya In New Frontier Slate
No word yet if Eminem will be showing up in Park City for one of those late night concerts that only happen at Sundance but the Oscar winning 8 Mile star is certainly part of the New Frontier slate for next year’s festival.

While it’s usually the films in competition and the premieres that attract a lot of the spotlight leading up to the Sundance Film Festival, but year after year it is the more experimental New Frontier offerings that often point most clearly towards the future. From Marshall From Detroit and 32 other projects from 10 countries, 2019 looks to be continuing that tradition, as Sff founder Robert Redford said today and as you can see by checking out the full slate below.

“For over a decade, New Frontier has pushed the boundaries of the possible, illuminating the potential of technology and storytelling,” Redford declared of the ever-expanding selection. “These independent
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The Five Best Alien Movies of the 60s

Alien movies in the 60s were kind of keeping with the 50s them while trying hard to move forward and present a more cutting edge style of fiction than had been seen before. In essence, alien movies have always been viewed with a lot of skepticism largely because they suggest the existence of something that’s greater than humanity but in no way beholden to our existence, meaning that aliens in the movies are not our friends or our benefactors. Many alien movies hold this belief as they show that aliens coming to this planet are anything but friendly and instead

The Five Best Alien Movies of the 60s
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The Puppet Masters

Robert Heinlein’s frighteningly brilliant sci-fi horror concept spawned an entire generation of biological invasions from outer space. Stuart Orme’s faithful, authorized adaptation has a lot going for it, including sensationally good, gloppy special makeup effects, and a commanding performance from a dour, authoritative Donald Sutherland.

The Puppet Masters

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1994 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 109 min. / Street Date December 4, 2018 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Julie Warner, Eric Thal, Keith David, Will Patton, Richard Belzer, Tom Mason, Yaphet Kotto, Marshall Bell.

Cinematography: Clive Tickner

Film Editor: William Goldenberg

Original Music: Colin Towns

Special Makeup Effects: Greg Cannom, Larry Odien

Written by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, David S. Goyer from the book by Robert A. Heinlein

Produced by Ralph Winter

Directed by Stuart Orme

Paranoid conspiracy movies got an early hold in film noir but really took off in early science fiction, abetted by rumors (and some evidence
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Scream Factory Announces New Blu-ray Releases for 2019, Including Tarantula (1955), The Witches (1966), and Man’S Best Friend (1993)

With 2018 coming to an end, Scream Factory is giving horror fans plenty of titles to get excited about in 2019 with a bunch of new Blu-ray announcements for March, including 1955's Tarantula, Man's Best Friend (1993), 1966's The Witches (starring Joan Fontaine), and more!

From Scream Factory: "We’re being attacked by giant insects next Spring as the 1950s cult favorites Tarantula and The Deadly Mantis both scuttle to Blu-ray on March 19th!

Tarantula (1955) – Biochemist Gerald Deemer has a plan to feed the world by using a growth formula on plants and animals. Instead he creates terror beyond imagining when his work spawns a spider of mammoth proportions! Feeding on cattle and humans, this towering tarantula has the people of Desert Rock, Arizona running for their lives. Can this horrifying creature be stopped or will the world succumb to its giant claws? This classic sci-fi film from director Jack Arnold stars John Agar
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The Predator Alternate Ending Included Connections to the Alien Franchise

The Predator Alternate Ending Included Connections to the Alien Franchise
Unused props from Shane Black's The Predator indicate that the Alien franchise would have been incorporated into the sequel. It appears that one possibility for the ending would have been quite different from what we all saw on the big screen. Black had a vision to bring the Predator franchise back to its roots in an attempt to revamp the series and make more movies along the way. However, things changed a lot behind-the-scenes and this reboot suffered because of it. Multiple edits and reshoots left a huge scar on The Predator, which means that a sequel is unlikely.

The Predator VFX artist Jon K. Miller recently posted some behind-the-scenes images, including a FaceHugger-inspired breathing apparatus that was supposed to be used as an alternate ending to the movie. At the end, a mysterious pod shows up that holds the Predator Killer suit, which was an obvious attempt at teasing a sequel.
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Prime 1 Studio’s Scorpion Alien collectible statue unveiled

Sideshow has released a batch of images for Prime 1 Studio’s 1:4 scale Scorpion Alien statue which is inspired by Dark Horse ComicsAliens #101 cover. The collectible is limited to 750 pieces and is available to pre-order now, priced at $1,399.00; take a look at the official promo images here…

Prime 1 Studio is proud to present the Scorpion Alien 1:4 Scale Statue inspired by the front cover #101 Aliens Comic Book published by Dark Horse Comics in 1995. This line is a long-running series of comic books based on the Alien franchise, centered mostly around the 1986 film Aliens. This highly collectible 39 inches tall statue is skillfully crafted to ensure unprecedented quality and unbelievable attention to character detail.

Be cautious of the two Ovomorphs also known as Alien Eggs attached to the Spaceship statue featuring a logo sign of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation. This statue features an additional Ovomorph statue with a Facehugger available only with the Deluxe Version.
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The Quietcast: Talking Alien: The Cold Forge and The Salvagers Series with Alex White

In this special bonus edition of The Quietcast, I talk to Alex White about his Alien tie-in novel, "Alien: The Cold Forge" as well as the Alien franchise as a whole.

We also speak a little bit about his new series of sci-fi books from Orbit Books, The Savagers Series. The first book of that series is "A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe" which is out now and the second, A Bad Deal
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‘Nightflyers’ Review: A Space Odd-yssey Where Great Ideas Meet Lackluster Execution

Earlier this year, at New York Comic-Con, Nightflyers creator Jeff Buhler ticked off a list of genre icons that influenced Syfy's haunted spaceship horrorshow. “We leaned heavily on the shoulders of the greats,” Buhler said. “We were not shy about pulling the themes and even some imagery. There’s a lot of 2001, The Shining, and Ridley Scott’s Alien.” I've seen five episodes of Nightflyers and I can confirm the series—based on the 1980 novella by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin—borrows mightily from all those things, plus a healthy dose of …
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2019 Sundance Film Festival Announces Initial Lineup of 112 Films, Including Their Midnight Slate, the Zac Efron Ted Bundy Movie, the Latest from Emma Roberts, and More

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It’s hard to believe it’s almost time for a new year of the Sundance Film Festival, but we’re now less than two months away, and this writer is extremely excited to head to Park City once again, especially after digging into Sundance’s initial lineup announcement today. Not only does their Midnight slate look insanely great, but there are a ton of films running in Sundance’s other programming tracks that I am beyond excited to see in January.

Some of the highlights from today’s lineup announcement include Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile which chronicles the life of Ted Bundy (played by Zac Efron) through the experiences of his girlfriend; Paradise Hills, which stars Emma Roberts, Milla Jovovich, and Awkwafina; Relive from producer Jason Blum; Dan Gilroy’s Buzzsaw; and the Alien-themed documentary Memory. I’ve gone ahead and broken down all the titles
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Linden Porco Brings The Gore In New Leprechaun Returns Images

With Leprechaun Returns just a couple of weeks away from release, Lionsgate has shared a new set of stills from the horror-comedy sequel that give us another taste of the carnage coming our way.

The first installment in the horror-comedy series since 2014’s widely rejected Leprechaun: Origins, the Steven Kostanski-helmed film sees the familiar killer heading for Alpha Upsilon house, and in this latest batch of images, we’re given a couple more glimpses at the students charged with suffering through this frightful night. We also get another look at the makeup job done on the Leprechaun’s latest rendition, but the most notable photo in this set is almost certainly the pic in which Linden Porco’s character appears to be bursting out of a victim’s torso Alien-style.

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