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31 Nights of Horror VI, Night 20: Alien 3

31 Nights of Horror VI, Night 20: Alien 3


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DONT THINK WE FORGOT ABOUT THIS ONE, DAVID FINCHER. Basically Ripley’s luck has gotten so bad that at this point she has to fight xenomorphs and rapist (at least she gets a badass haircut). Despite production issues -including shooting without a script- the Alien threequel happened, it’s not THAT bad (in fact I agree it’s kinda Ballsy), and it was even nominated for an academy award for special effects.

Bonus sentence: I just learned that David Fincher tried using a real dog in an alien suit to create the look of “the runner”. Haha! So cute. https://halloweenlove.com/xeno-pooch-remembering-the-time-alien-3-tried-to-use-a-real-dog-in-a-suit/

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31 Nights of Horror VI, Night 19: Aliens 

31 Nights of Horror VI, Night 19: Aliens 


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Who says sequels are never good? Hell, Aliens is a better film than the first in my opinion – mostly due to Bill Paxton and Paul Reiser. I only kid… Aliens is a damn good horror movie because it amps up the xenomorph carnage (hey, Queen!) but also explores another danger –  how fucked up humans are in their quest for power and fortune (hey, Burke!)

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31 Nights of Horror, Night 18: Alien

31 Nights of Horror, Night 18: Alien


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Let us all give thanks to the 1979 mothership that started them all and taught us that in space, no one can hear you scream. Though Sigourney Weaver’s “Ripley” and acid drooling xenomorphs are the stars of the film, its greatest strength in my opinion is the slow and deliberate build up of why and how and what and where everything goes to hell for the doomed crew of the starship Nostromo. Alien is quite simply the masterpiece of sci-fi horror films.

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31 Nights of Horror VI, Night 17: Green Room 

31 Nights of Horror VI, Night 17: Green Room 


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I knew that I LOVED Alia Shawkat (I mean, serious girl crush), I knew that Imogen Poots is a name that makes me giggle, and I knew that Anton Yelchin’s death was tragic and sad… but I certainly did NOT know that Patrick Stewart could be so evil and mean. Green Room continues the trend of really good scary movies that I’ve watched this year. It’s a great thriller about a struggling band who plays a venue that just happens to be owned and operated by a bunch of murderous skinheads – check it out! 

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31 Nights of Horror VI, Night 16: Don’t Breathe 

31 Nights of Horror VI, Night 16: Don’t Breathe 


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Jinkies, 2017 has been a particularly great year of horror movies for me! Don’t Breathe was eons better than I expected it to be due to its plethora of suspense, its creepy plot twist, and the overall originality of the concept. The journey I took with this film went from slight annoyance with the main characters to flat out desperation for everything to turn out okay – whew!

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