In our second-ever episode of Corpse Club, we discussed the past, present, and future of Alien in the wake of Alien: Covenant's theatrical release. Now, nearly two years later, we revisit the Alien franchise to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott's classic film and the franchise as a whole on a new episode of Corpse Club!
When moviegoers watched a mysterious specimen erupt from the chest of an unfortunate Nostromo crew member in 1979, the cinematic landscapes of both the horror and sci-fi genres were forever changed, and with May 25th marking the 40th anniversary of the theatrical release of Ridley Scott's Alien, the Corpse Club co-hosts thought it would be the perfect time to grab a flamethrower, check their motion sensors, and revisit Scott's classic film and the Alien franchise as a whole.
Listen as co-hosts Scott Drebit, Tamika Jones, Derek Anderson, and Jonathan James discuss why Alien still endures as one of the greatest horror and sci-fi films of all time, including H.R. Giger's stunning creature designs, the believable chemistry between the ship's blue-collar characters, Dan O'Bannon's unpredictable screenplay, and the powerful performances by Sigourney Weaver, Yaphet Kotto, Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, Veronica Cartwright, and more.
The co-hosts also discuss the sequels to Alien (especially James Cameron's ambitious Aliens), Dark Horse's Alien franchise comic books, and where they'd like to see the franchise go in the future now that Disney has acquired 21st Century Fox. So, after you make sure Jonesy is fed, kick back, relax, and enjoy a new episode of Corpse Club... just don't fall into hypersleep!
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