Character Battles – Xenomorph vs The Thing

It is a wholly ridiculous concept, but who hasn’t pondered a hypothetical battle between two of their favourite movie stars, particularly when they possess similar personalities and attributes. We have already had Freddy vs Jason and Alien vs Predator, and while those movies sucked beyond comprehension, it didn’t stop us from flocking to the movies in our legions.

Part of the reason why we fail to accept these crossover extravaganzas is that they answer questions that don’t need answering […]

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Xenomorph: The Birth of a Monster

The Xenomorph is perhaps the most terrifying creation in all of cinema. 

There were monsters before, and there would be monsters after, but does anything else really come close? Let us take a moment to consider.

First off, we have the iconic monsters of horror’s golden era. Frankenstein’s monster was at his most effective as a symbol of the misunderstood, and the scares were largely unwilling, owing to the unfortunate brute’s giant frame and all round clumsiness […]

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The Bruce Campbell Factor

A couple of weeks ago a fellow writer and I had a discussion regarding Bruce Campbell’s Unified Theory of Jessica Alba.

As a result of that conversation, I began thinking about other actors who have made significant impacts on popular culture. There is a concept that exists about Kevin Bacon called Six Degrees of Separation that everyone has played with at one time or another.  If you aren’t familiar with it, you take a Kevin Bacon movie and try to connect him to other actors […]

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VHS Revival’s Greatest Movie Taglines

Taglines are an essential part of any promotional package.

Along with posters and teaser trailers, their aim is to sell a movie without giving too much away. A great movie tagline says an awful lot using very little. It is clever and memorable, and along with its accompanying image sells a picture to its potential audience by establishing tone and genre, giving you an idea of what you might be able to expect […]

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Greatest Movie Posters of the 80s Part Three

Back in the 1980s a trip to the video store was an experience in itself.

In a era before widespread graphic design, movie production companies relied on a more traditional art form in order to promote their pictures, employing canvas artists to turn their predominantly low-budget VHS Vehicles into the kind of visual spectacular that would leap off the shelves amidst an oversaturated market […]

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