Don’t mess with Ripley when she’s got the Alien flamethrower in the backyard

go ahead, click on the flame. You'll singe your eyebrows Somebody posted this photo on Reddit of Sigourney Weaver trying out the flamethrower from Alien on the backlot lawn of Shepperton Studios in 1978. They didn't wimp out with CG back then. This was the real deal. Notice no one is standing too close. Director Ridley Scott's decision not … Continue reading Don’t mess with Ripley when she’s got the Alien flamethrower in the backyard

Horror review: Alien–The Director’s Cut

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, OCT. 30, 2003 By Steve Newton The first movie I can remember that set me on the road to becoming a lifelong horror fan was It! The Terror From Beyond Space. It was made on the cheap in 1958, and featured a guy in a hokey, zipper-up-the-back monster suit, … Continue reading Horror review: Alien–The Director’s Cut

Horror review: The Village

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, AUG. 5, 2004 That M. Night Shyamalan guy sure loves secrets; heck, he won't even tell us his first name. The director's latest film, The Village, is built on a foundation of secrets, but despite a cast that includes Oscar winners Adrien Brody and William Hurt, and Oscar nominees Joaquin Phoenix and … Continue reading Horror review: The Village