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Cinematic Creeps => Modern Monster Movies => Topic started by: Memphremagog on May 24, 2019, 05:36:26 PM

Title: 40 Years of ALIEN
Post by: Memphremagog on May 24, 2019, 05:36:26 PM
This month sees the Fortieth(!) anniversary of the release of ALIEN(1979)..the Xenomorph has come along way in adventures since then and formed a legacy rarely enjoyed by modern horror characters.  It introduced us to the aliens, space corporations, synthetic humanoids and more. Let's take a look at it's evolution through the years.

ALIEN(1979) Original design by H.R.Giger

(http://www.thewrap.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/alien-1979.jpg)

The awful facehugger parasite:

(http://i2.wp.com/horrorworld.reviews/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/alienfacehugger.png?fit=850%2C366&ssl=1)

The eggs:

(http://content.propstore.com/auction/la2017/listings/68664/img01med.jpg)
Title: Re: 40 Years of ALIEN
Post by: Memphremagog on May 24, 2019, 05:40:43 PM
ALIENS(1986)

We get to see what an Xenomorph queen looks like as well as see the creatures take on armed combatants...

(http://horrornews.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Aliens-1986-Movie-7.jpg)

(http://www.joblo.com/assets/images/oldsite/images_arrownews/a86-1.jpg)

Title: Re: 40 Years of ALIEN
Post by: Memphremagog on May 24, 2019, 05:43:23 PM
ALIEN 3(1991)

We get yet another version of the xenomorph in the weird raptor/dog-like alien..as the creatures terrorize a prison colony.

(http://assets.bigcartel.com/product_images/226582294/IMG_1495cc.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&h=1000&w=1000)
Title: Re: 40 Years of ALIEN
Post by: Memphremagog on May 24, 2019, 05:46:34 PM
ALIEN: RESURRECTION(1997)

Not only do we get a hybrid Ripley/Xenomorph clone, but also a bizarre Xenomorph/human mutant as well..and more queens.

(http://deadentertainment.com/uploads/neca-alien-resurrection-newborn-figure-27x78566fv.png)
Title: Re: 40 Years of ALIEN
Post by: Memphremagog on May 24, 2019, 05:52:00 PM
ALIEN VS PREDATOR(2004)

Two prolific monster franchises clash onscreen finally after years of comic book and video game fiction put them together..call this what you will, the results were still visually exciting even if the story wasnt top notch.

(http://66.media.tumblr.com/716ef4756aaef57cb7605c645d904b87/tumblr_oa9dpzfnmt1ufiyono1_500.gif)

Title: Re: 40 Years of ALIEN
Post by: Memphremagog on May 24, 2019, 05:57:46 PM
ALIENS VS PREDATOR: REQUIEM(2007)

In this installment, we get not only a battlefront in a suburban Earth town, but also see a hideous Xenomorph/Predator hybrid..the casualty count is high in this one.

(http://www.popsci.com/sites/popsci.com/files/import/2013/images/2008/04/alienpred460.jpg)
Title: Re: 40 Years of ALIEN
Post by: Memphremagog on May 24, 2019, 06:01:44 PM
PROMETHEUS(2012)

We finally get to see the origins of the Xenomorphs in this prequel to the first ALIEN..apparently, they are a genetically designed response by an alien culture to wipe out undesirable races such as man..

(http://i0.wp.com/www.moviehousememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Prometheus-2012-movie-still-8.jpg?fit=660%2C330&ssl=1)
Title: Re: 40 Years of ALIEN
Post by: Memphremagog on May 24, 2019, 06:05:35 PM
ALIEN: COVENANT(2017)

You cant keep a good monster down for long as this sequel to PROMETHEUS shows..set some years after the last film, the plot deals with the spread of the Xenomorph infestation from it's original planet to realms beyond..surely to return yet again in the future.

(http://www.tampabay.com/storyimage/HI/20170515/ARTICLE/305159574/AR/0/AR-305159574.jpg&MaxW=1200&Q=66)
Title: Re: 40 Years of ALIEN
Post by: Mike Scott on May 24, 2019, 08:51:01 PM
Classic series! It has had it's ups and downs and has never topped the first two, but I've still collected all the sequels on DVD.  :)
Title: Re: 40 Years of ALIEN
Post by: Memphremagog on May 24, 2019, 11:12:04 PM
Classic series! It has had it's ups and downs and has never topped the first two, but I've still collected all the sequels on DVD.  :)

Same here! I agree about the ups and downs but it has still been an entertaining ride for the most part.
Title: Re: 40 Years of ALIEN
Post by: Mike Scott on May 25, 2019, 09:45:54 AM
I agree about the ups and downs but it has still been an entertaining ride for the most part.

Well, the downs weren't all that far down.
Title: Re: 40 Years of ALIEN
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 25, 2019, 10:08:59 AM
Alien is a fun film franchise. Alien(1979) and Aliens(1986) are my two faves. But the other films are really good, too.
Prometheus, definitely captured the classic Alien aesthetic.
Title: Re: 40 Years of ALIEN
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 03, 2019, 06:44:21 PM

Monsters In Motion is selling an interesting Alien knickknack for dedicated collectors:

          https://tinyurl.com/yyfmpc4a
Title: Re: 40 Years of ALIEN
Post by: Mike Scott on August 03, 2019, 07:06:41 PM
Monsters In Motion is selling an interesting Alien knickknack for dedicated collectors:

Or you can get just the head for 1/10th the cost.

https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/item-list-ae-c-5_151/alien-3-warrior-life-size-head-replica-model-hobby-kit-p-793.html (https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/item-list-ae-c-5_151/alien-3-warrior-life-size-head-replica-model-hobby-kit-p-793.html)
Title: Re: 40 Years of ALIEN
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 03, 2019, 07:11:01 PM
Monsters In Motion is selling an interesting Alien knickknack for dedicated collectors:

          https://tinyurl.com/yyfmpc4a

That is more than a knickknack. 👀
Title: Re: 40 Years of ALIEN
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 03, 2019, 07:12:27 PM
That is more than a knickknack. 👀

I guess it is more of a doo-dad.
Title: Re: 40 Years of ALIEN
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 03, 2019, 07:19:46 PM
I guess it is more of a doo-dad.

Maybe a really expensive Tchotchke.