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Artwork by Chad Schimke in homage to The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

Sunday, April 30, 2017


ALIEN - A commercial space vessel receives a distress call, and encounters an alien life form, that is killing them one by one. The 1979 classic which spawned a franchise was written by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett; directed by Ridley Scott and starred Sigourney Weaver. 


  1. The original and the best. And still my favourite. There was an Alien and Predator marathon on the other day and I exclaimed to my husband who is a mad-keen Alien series fan that the original is the best. And he scoffed at me...! What do you think?

  2. I loved the first 2 the best. And does anyone realize there's been 7 Alien movies. It definitely has become a franchise but perhaps this last one will take us back to the roots that started the whole thing. And nothing can beat that moment in the first one when John Hurd's chest exploded and that creature raced off the table. Best, scariest scene ever filmed.

  3. That film is iconic and influenced the film world immensely. And the created world is still going strong. I loved even the prequel, decades later

  4. Hiya, Chad. You may be interested to read this article, if you haven't already - coincidentally, i came across this recently. It's about why the film was xrated.

    Superb film. And Sigourney Weaver was amazing - loved her even more when her hair was cropped...

  5. I've never watched the movie, just not my type of movie. Donna from Girl Who Reads