Category Archives: Aliens

The Eggs That Never Hatched

I’m an Alien 3 apologist. I love David Fincher’s twitchy 1992 follow up to James Cameron’s epic Aliens (1986), despite its numerous flaws (scaled-down production, awful-looking puppetry, confusing chase sequences, and hyper-edited death scenes). I also love that Dark Horse had been producing amazing Aliens comics–eminently worth filming–throughout the late 1980s and early 90s. This [...]

Bumps in the Night

Last summer, megawatt directing talent Ridley Scott revisited the claustrophobic nightmare that was Alien in a new film called Prometheus. Set before the events that imbedded Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) in pop culture’s chest cavity, this film might have revealed, in a definitive, intelligent manner, how the murderous black creature came to be. Instead, the [...]