The Alien franchise is one that has seen incredibly high highs (like Alien and Aliens), and incredibly low lows (like AVP: Requiem and Alien Covenant). But one entry that’s often caught somewhere in the middle of being praised and hated is 1997’s Alien Resurrection. While most fans agree that Alien 3 and Resurrection weren’t on par with the first two, these movies have many defenders … Continue reading 25 Fun Facts About “Alien Resurrection”
After a duo of poorly received sequels, it seemed that the Alien franchise was dead, save for a two spinoff crossovers with Predator. Then in 2012, the xenomorph’s original creator Ridley Scott returned for a prequel that promised to bring prestige, and qualify back to a series that had long been suffering. Prometheus delivered exactly what Scott set out to do, a deeply philosophical sci-fi/horror … Continue reading “Prometheus” 10 Years Later – Was It Really That Bad?
Ridley Scott’s Alien has always been on people’s “Best Of” lists when it comes to horror/sci-fi movies. And its sequel Aliens is widely regarded as one of (if not the) greatest movie sequels in history. So to say that this franchise was iconic from the start would be an understatement. That said, the next two entries, Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection suffered from both critical … Continue reading Why “Alien: Covenant” Failed to Save the Franchise (5 Years Later)
The Alien franchise remains among the most iconic in all of sci-fi and horror. However, things started to go downhill for the series after the very poorly received Alien 3 in 1992. So in honor of its 30th anniversary, we wanted to take a look back at this arguably misunderstood movie that was ruined not by its creators, but by studio suits. Here are 30 … Continue reading 30 Fun Facts About “Alien 3”
What has the absurdity of a Troma film, the costumes of a Power Rangers movie, and a nihilistic sense of humor that would make Friedrich Nietzsche cringe? The answer is Shudder’s latest exclusive movie, Psycho Goreman! Best Friends Forever In the spirit of E.T. (and it’s ripoff Mac and Me), Psycho Goreman deals with the adorable and inseparable bond between a child and an extra-terrestrial … Continue reading The Absurd Hilarity of “PG: Psycho Goreman”
For many nonfans, it’s easy to write off horror as being either cheap or poor in quality. And while there’s no shortage of terrible horror films to complain about, there is also a level of brilliance, which is often overlooked. The simple fact is the horror genre is much smarter than it gets credit for. Over the years, the necessary tools to elicit a frightened … Continue reading How Horror Changed Over Time
John Carpenter has certainly made his mark in the horror genre. Between creating the Halloween franchise, and giving us countless other 80’s classics like They Live, Escape from New York, and The Fog, he’s also known for directing a remake that many consider to be superior to the original. In fact, most people forget that The Thing was a remake of a 50’s sci-fi classic, … Continue reading 25 Fun Facts About John Carpenter’s “Village of the Damned”