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Rest in Peace: Harry Dean Stanton Dead at 91

The movie community lost a legend with the announcement that actor Harry Dean Stanton has passed away at the age of 91. Although he was never honored by mainstream institutions like the Academy Awards, Stanton was well known to directors and lovers of film alike as a one-of-a-kind force on unforgettable projects throughout his illustrious career.

Harry Dean Stanton was born in Kentucky in 1926. He moved to California and began racking up acting credits in the mid 50s. He career began to explode in the mid 70s with a variety of high profile projects. His body of work includes collaborations with directors John Carpenter, David Lynch, Sam Peckinpah, and Ridley Scott. Film lovers know him for his roles in mainstream projects like Paris, Texas and the television series, Big Love. Horror fans know him for his unforgettable performances in AlienEscape from New York, and Repo Man. read more

‘Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen’ Director Neil Marshall Promises R-Rated Content and Traditional Special Effects

Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent) recently spoke to fellow horror director Mick Garris on his podcast (Post Mortem with Mick Garris) about his career in film and television and also revealed some exciting news about his upcoming film, Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.

Garris asked Marshall about the R-rating and if he was going to be “…allowed to be more extreme” to which the director replied, “We’ve been granted permission to do it R-rated, which for me is just like taking the cuffs off.”  While Marshall did state that he is going to exercise some restraint, and that he was “…not going to force it to be R-rated”, he did follow-up on his initial comments, saying that “…obviously, the success of things like Deadpool and Logan have not hurt that cause. But, also, when you go back the original material, it is kind of bloody, so I’m going to embrace that.” read more

Second Alien: Covenant Prologue Reveals What Happened After Prometheus

In an attempt to generate interest for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant and also serve as a bridge from his return to the world he created in 1979 (Alien) in the form of 2012’s Prometheus, Warner Brothers Pictures recently released a second prologue video (“The Crossing”) for the upcoming film.

The video features the only survivors of Prometheus,  Elizabeth (Noomi Repace) and android David (Michael Fassbender), as they attempt to locate their “creators”, but even David’s sweet, mellow voice can’t downplay his disappointment and horror when they reach their destination at the end of the clip. read more

FANtastic fun to be had on April 26th for “Alien Day”

Everyone’s favorite planet, LV-426, will once again be the subject of mass celebrations on April 26th (4/26…get it?). For those not in the know, LV-426 is the name of the planet from the Alien films where the USCSS Nostromo landed and first made contact with the Xenomorph eggs.

In anticipation of Ridley Scott’s latest addition to the franchise, Alien: Covenant, tons of fan activities haven been planned including an interactive trivia challenge, a fan art contest, new merchandise reveals and even a live-streaming event to be broadcasted from Fox Studios in Los Angeles featuring cast members from the film! read more

Fox Releases New Xenomorph-Centric Alien: Covenant Poster Image

Fox Studios have been teasing fans with a steady drip of information on its upcoming film, Alien: Covenant over the past few weeks. Anticipation has been high due to the return of Ridley Scott as director and the fact that the film promises to put its famous xenomorphs front and center this time (after 2012’s Prometheus largely avoided them). Today, Fox released a new poster image which reinforces this commitment. Check out the entire image below:

The poster features every creature a fan of the Alien franchise could possibly want to see: alien warriors, facehuggers, an engineer (originally known as the space jockey!), and even some not-so-subtle patterning up top which looks a little like the crown of the alien queen! It sure seems like we’re in for a real monster fest with this entry in the 38 year old franchise. read more

Ridley Scott Interested in More Alien Sequels After Alien: Covenant

In a conversation with Fandango, director Ridley Scott teased that more Alien films would follow his upcoming film Alien: Covenant (which is due out on May 19th. )

Scott confirmed that the sequel to Covenant is already written and titled (Alien: Awakening).  Scott also ambitiously stated that the series could extend to four films, confirming that ,”there will be more after this. I think that was the question. If this is successful, and then the next one, and then there will definitely be three more.” read more

Meet Walter Introduces us to New Android in Alien: Covenant

As the release of Alien: Covenant draws closer, more and more promotional material for the film is being released. The latest comes in the form of a website, meetwalter.com.

The website introduces us to a new android aboard the Covenant, “Walter.” Played by Michael Fassbender, “Walter” is considered to be the world’s most advanced synthetic companion. The android has even been engineered to understand and satisfy his owners every want.

Fassbender will also pull double duty in Alien: Covenant. In addition to being “Walter,” the award-winning actor will also reprise the role of “David” from the 2012 film, Prometheus. The last we saw, that character was attempting to find a way to flee the planet with “Elizabeth Shaw” (Naomi Rapace). read more

New Trailer Drops for “Alien: Covenant”

One of the most eagerly anticipated films of 2017 gets a full trailer release and said trailer is two minutes and thirty-six seconds of face-hugging/Xenomorph glory. Starring Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, James Franco, Danny McBride and a slew of other recognizable names, Alien: Covenant is directed by Ridley Scott (his third of the series) and is a sequel to 2012’s Prometheus which is in turn a prequel to the original Alien series.

Ridley, who directed the original 1979 Alien told Flickering Myth back in January that he “wanted to go back and really explore the origins of the xenomorphs”, adding that, “We did Prometheus – that heaved it off the ground, and Covenant is a follow-through to Prometheus. We now know who created this, and why, and the next one’s a joining up of the storyline.” read more

Crew Photo Revealed for Alien: Covenant

20th Century Fox released a photo of the Alien: Covenant crew today and promised a special sneak peek Wednesday night during Legion on FX.

Alien: Covenant marks the much anticipated return to the Alien franchise by director Ridley Scott. The film which is written by John Logan, is said to be the sequel to the 2012’s Prometheus.

As in past Alien films, we have learned that space can be a very scary place. Alien: Covenant seems to follow suit. This time around the crew of the colony ship Covenant, discovers a dangerous world. The crew is pitted against unimaginable horrors as they try to escape with their lives. read more

Alien: Covenant Virtual Reality Experience

While the film Alien: Covenant is set to be released on May 19th, Fox has announced that it is also working on a virtual reality experience aimed at scaring the life out of folks. This will be the second VR release from Fox Innovation Lab (the first being The Martian VR Experience) and will be executive produced by Ridley Scott himself.

The studio describes the VR Experience as “a dread-inducing journey into the depths of the Alien universe. Viewers will discover the true meaning of terror as they navigate through horrifying alien environments and a story where every decision could mean the difference between life and death.” read more