Franchise Your Way

1992 was the year of my greatest existential crisis.

This crisis was not brought about by such trivial concerns as mortality, the nature of evil, or humanity’s place in the universe. No, the source of my angst was far more pressing. It was Alien 3.

Let me elaborate. James Cameron’s Aliens was, and still is, my favorite movie. The film is very important to me for both personal and artistic reasons. The ending left me feeling as warm and hopeful as little Newt tucked into her hypersleep cocoon. After such a satisfying conclusion, how could I resist another chance to see Ripley […]

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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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