#INKTOBER No. 16: ALIEN (1979) ‘Extraterrestrial’
Quick question, what’s scarier than a game of hide and seek between you and a 10-foot monster in the middle of space? Pretty much nothing. Rather than taking this premise and turning it into a silly B creature feature, director Ridley Scott worked closely with artist Hans Rudi Giger to create what would become the most iconic extraterrestrial film of all time.
Many sci-fi titles have toed the line between its genre and horror, and many of them don’t quite make it. Alien succeeds in terrifying the audience because it doesn’t make itself all about space. It rarely glorifies, showcases, or revels in the futuristic (ha!) technology of this world. It doesn’t interrupt the tension to give us long expositional dialogue on how the buttons, levers, and computers that dot the set-pieces work. No, Alien’s audience may not be able to relate to the life of a space explorer. But we can relate to hating your coworkers. We can relate to feeling trapped, and to being betrayed, and especially to fear. You don’t think of it as just a cool spaceship - you see those long, claustrophobic passages, all those shadowy nooks and crannies, and can only wonder what’s waiting to pounce.
October 16th HALLOWEEN (1978) On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith's Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims #octoberwatchlist#halloween#horrormovies#2018#jamieleecurtis
Meet IVY. Your friendly local goth ready to form a black cloud and make it rain on the slasher parade. A resident of Tall Oaks and one of six main characters in our new addition to the world of Mixtape Massacre.
Introducing Mixtape Massacre: Escape From Tall Oaks. New game. Same damned town. Coming to Kickstarter early 2019. Escape or die trying! 🔪💀 #EscapeFromTallOaks