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Test Your Xenomorph IQ With Our ALIEN Movie Quiz!

ALIEN: COVENANT is hitting theaters on May 19th — so like a good little horror fan I’ve been marathoning the ALIEN franchise in anticipation. It’s such a fascinating series, with so many unique visions at the helm, that I couldn’t resist putting together a little round of trivia for you all. Check out the quiz […]

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Ranking the ALIEN Franchise: Worst to First

Ranking the ALIEN franchise is tough, and it isn’t tough due to mediocrity or an uneven nature to the franchise, it’s tough because every single film in the series has – at the very least – been good. That’s a rarity in this genre. But ALIEN has managed to make it happen, and that makes […]

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The Horror Sequels We Never Got (But Should Have)

Sequels are a divisive slice of cinema but in the realm of horror, fans have had their fair share of them. Perhaps more than any other genre, horror is known for pumping out sequel after sequel to popular franchises such as A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, HALLOWEEN and FRIDAY THE 13TH. Even lesser known series […]

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13 Classic Horror Teasers with ZERO Footage From Their Own Films

I really miss horror teasers. Not just the old trailers… I’m talking real teasers: promotional mini-movies designed to suggest the horrors awaiting audiences without actually showing any footage from the films they’re advertising. At their absolute best, teasers were full-motion versions of a movie’s poster art, giving you just enough information to tantalize your imagination, […]

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Your ALIEN, PREDATOR and TERMINATOR Trivia is Wrong!

Some movie trivia is so ridiculously well known that I don’t even think it deserves to qualify as “trivia” anymore. By now we all know that Michael Myers’ mask from the original HALLOWEEN was just an off-the-rack Captain Kirk mask, painted white. And we’ve probably all heard that the blood in Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO was […]

The Evolution Of Ellen Ripley!

With this past Tuesday being officially christened ALIEN DAY, we’ve all had the franchise on the brain pretty much all week. Everyone’s doing their part to celebrate in their own way, whether it be by hosting their own ALIEN marathons, attending screenings or indulging in whatever new collectibles were created specifically for this new “holiday.” […]

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Giving #RESPECT To Everyone’s Favorite Android, Bishop!

Sometimes, there are characters in genre pictures that are so darned righteous and awesome, you can’t stop thinking about them or their amazing feats long after the movie is over. This column is dedicated to those cinematic bad-asses that keep us coming back for more. We’ve paid tribute to men, women and even dogs in […]

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Check Out Creature Features ALIEN Exhibit!

With 20th Century Fox declaring tomorrow, April 26th, the official ALIEN DAY, a lot of people are getting into the spirit of things. Among them are our friends over at Creature Features located at 2904 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank, CA. Right now, for a very limited, you can catch a full gallery exhibit of ALIEN […]

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The Most Must-Own Collectibles Coming Out On ALIEN Day

Whether it’s National Cat Day or National Corn Dog Day, it seems like every day has been turned into its own little mini celebration of SOMETHING. But very rarely do movies get their own days, with Star Wars Day (May 4th) being the only notable exception. Well, it WAS the only notable exception, but that […]

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Teenage Wasteland: Homoeroticism in 1980s Horror Cinema

For Monster Kids, the 1980s was a decade of seminal, genre-defining horror which saw the introduction of a multitude of now-iconic movie maniacs whose homicidal antics are seared into the public psyche. A mix of power ballads, punk, supernatural perversity, Morrissey and otherworldly (or off-world) threats; the slithery/burned/fanged things that go bump-in-the-night invading the minds, […]